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Full Name: Ralph Joseph Dixon
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): Ralph Joseph
Surname: Dixon
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 26068
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Tailor's cutter
Next of Kin: Mrs J.S. Dixon (mother), Elizabeth Street, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 11th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Embarkation Date: 25 September 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 64
Vessel: Devon
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 41
Page on Nominal Roll: 31
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: Messines, Belgium
Date of Death: 23 February 1917
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Berks Cemetery Extension, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Reference: I. L. 19.
Biographical Notes: Ralph Dixon was the son of Joseph S. and Hebe Dixon, of Woolston, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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