Saturday 16 August 2014

Darton, Cyril Dixon Plaque, All Saints Church

Captain Cyril Dixon's Memorial Plaque inside All Saint's Church, Darton
(photo taken 2 August 2014)


War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by Nigel Croft


To the Glory of God and / In Loving Memory of / Captain Cyril Burton Dixon, M.C. / Y&L Regt / Beloved and only son of  / Willie and Amelia Ann Dixon / of Kexbrough / Who died Novr 14th 1918 from wounds / received in Action Novr 4th 1918 / aged 28 years / and was interred in Awoingt British Cemetery, France. / He died the noblest death a man may die. / Fighting for God and Right and Liberty. / And such a Death is  - Immortality.

Barnsley Independent 23 Nov 1918 p.1
(from Find My Past)

This cutting from the Barnsley Independent gives more details of Captain Burton's life.

'Captain Cyril Burton Dixon (York and Lancaster Regiment), the only son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Dixon, of Kexbro', is one of the last to pay the supreme sacrifice in the Great War. As one of the gallant officers of the 62nd Division he was dangerously wounded in the chest whilst leading his company in a successful attack on the 4th inst., and the sad intimation is now to hand that he succumbed to his wounds on Thursday week - three days after hostilities had ceased. Capt. Dixon had held a commission since September, 1914, had seen much fighting, and was promoted captain on the field. Before joining the Forces, he was an architect with his father, with offices in Eastgate, Barnsley.'

Cyril is also remembered on the
Darton Working Men's Club, Roll of Honour and the
Barnsley, Holgate Grammar School Old Boys - WW1 memorial plaque

and on a Window in All Saints Church Darton
Cyril is buried in the Awoingt British Cemetery in France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. 


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