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Worksop, Notts
On the war memorials of Worksop the name of Oscar Dixon appears. It should be noted that this family name is also spelt Dickson on many of their records. Richard Parkin and Sarah Dixon were resident in Worksop for the births of all their children (all registered Dickson). Richard was a solicitor’s clerk, initially living at 1 Portland Place before moving on to 77 Newgate street, Worksop. Oscar Brydon Dixon was the second of their 9 children born 1878. The next decade saw most of their growing family born. In 1896, the father, Richard, died age 46 in Worksop. Their mother, Sarah, now left as a widow with 9 children, re-married after 6 years, to William Coupland, a dairyman, in 1900. The following year in 1901 saw the 6 youngest children, living with their mother and newfound, stepfather, whilst the elder ones had moved, Oscar as a boarder at 42 Norfolk Street earning his living, working as a miner at the nearby Shireoaks Col-liery. By 1911, his mother, Sarah and husband, had moved into the inn keeping business and was running the White Lion Hotel at Beeston, Notts and later, the Brickmakers Arms at Walkeringham, Notts
05 May 1917
756967 - CWGC Website
2/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Oscar was living at 42 Norfolk Street, Worksop and working as a miner when he took the oath at Newark for the 8th Notts and Derby for 1 years service or the duration of the war. None of these applied as he completed more than a year, (1 year 351 days) and did not see out the duration of the war. He was attested, passed medically fit and embodied into service on the 20th May 1915. He was transferred to the 2/8th Notts and Derby on 13/7/1915 and then posted to 2/5th Notts and Derby 12/2/1917. On the 26th February 1917 he was drafted to France. Oscar was reported “W & M” 5th May 1917 in the field and his body was found near German lines. For official purposes he was reported as killed on or after the 5th May 1917. His personal effect were sent to his mother on the 6th May 1918. Pte. Oscar Dixon Worksop Guardian 8 February 1918 We regret to record the death of another Worksop soldier in Pte. Oscar Dixon, Sherwood Foresters, brother of Mr. Neil Dixon, Norfolk Street, and son of Mrs. Coupland, of the ‘Brick makers Arms’, Walkeringham, formally of Worksop. The deceased was one of five brother’s who enlisted. He formally worked at Shireoaks Colliery, and was very well known in the town. He enlisted in May, 1915, and went to France in January last year. He had also seen service in Ireland. No details as to his death are available. His eldest brother Neil, has been discharged from the Army, another brother, Donald, has been wounded and is now in hospital, and the second Ethelbert, brother is in France. Another son of Mrs. Coupland, Hugh, is a prisoner of war in Germany.
CWGC - Son of Sarah Coupland (formerly Dickson), of Markham Moor, Tuxford, Newark, Notts., and the late Richard Parkin Dickson. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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