William Dixon M.M. is an Anzac who served in World War One.
William was born in 1893, the son of Albert and Ellen Maria Dixon. William emigrated to New Zealand after 1911 when he had been registered as a grocer's assistant.
He was working as a labourer at Pakawau, Golden Bay when he enlisted in the NZEF in 1915. He served mainly on the Western Front where he was awarded the Military Medal in 1917 for "acts of gallantry in the field".
On his return to New Zealand, he married Ruby Ilean Elizabeth Hermansen in 1920.
He passed away in 1977 and is buried in Rototai Cemetery, Takaka.
↑ "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2F9W-LYN : 1 October 2014), William Bayley Dixon, 1893; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Barnet, Middlesex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
↑ "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X96Y-N8D : 8 April 2016), William B Dixon in household of Albert Dixon, South Mimms, Middlesex, England; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing South Mimms subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
↑ "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW46-MHN : 2 August 2017), William Bailey Dixon in household of Albert Dixon, South Mimms Urban, Barnet, Middlesex, England; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.