Commemorated:

Memorial .Pozieres MemorialPanel 58 and 59.
    

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Family :

Son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Dixon.

Military :

Unit :  7/Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 

Action : The First Battles of the Somme 1918 and associated actions 


21 March - 4 July 1918. The Battles of the Somme in 1918 were mostly concerned with stemming the German advance which started in March 1918 and which made considerable gains in the Somme/Arras sector. Utilising surplus troops which had become available following the surrender of Russia after the October Revolution, the Germans gambled on a massive campaign that could win the war in the west before the USA could bring its resources to bear. Initial gains were in places spectacular but eventually dogged resistance coupled with supply problems and sheer exhaustion closed down the battle. Other attacks were launched along the front to probe the Allied defences but the same pattern of initial gains followed by stalemate prevailed. British casualties were almost 345,000.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Royal Military No. 1449 E.C.East Kent

Initiated
Passed
Raised
13th January 1913
10th February 1913
14th April 1913
 

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