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William Bayley Dixon M.M. (1893 - 1977)

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2nd Lt. William Bayley Dixon M.M.
Born in High Barnet, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in New Zealandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Collingwood, Golden Bay, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jul 2018
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Categories: Anzacs, World War One.

William Dixon M.M. is an Anzac who served in World War One.


William was born in 1893[1], the son of Albert and Ellen Maria Dixon.[2] William emigrated to New Zealand after 1911 when he had been registered as a grocer's assistant.[3]

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".[4][5]

On his return to New Zealand, he married Ruby Ilean Elizabeth Hermansen in 1920.[6]

He passed away in 1977[7] and is buried in Rototai Cemetery, Takaka.[8]


  1. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), William Bayley Dixon, 1893; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Barnet, Middlesex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch ( : 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 ( : n.d.); citing South Mimms subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 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 ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  4. DIXON, William Bayley - WWI 6/3681 - Army
  5. DIXON, William Bayley - WW1 6/3681 - Army
  6. New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages Online Marriage: 1920/6254 Ruby Ilean Elizabeth Hermansen and William Bayley Dixon
  7. New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages Online Death: 1977/49704 Dixon William Bailey DOB: 10 October 1893
  8. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 15 March 2016), William Bayley Dixon, 1977; Burial, Takaka, Tasman District, Tasman, New Zealand, Rototai Cemetery; citing record ID 155210964.

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