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Sergeant Richard Dixon

Sergeant Richard Dixon, number 20043, was born in 1863 in Lancaster.  He had served as a Private with the 3rd (Militia) Battalion of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, in South African War. He was with Captain Hunt on 23rd February 1901 when Hunt was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) at Fish River Station. Richard Dixon died on 12th September 1915 after he was knocked down, the previous day, by a motor cycle outside the former Lancaster Carriage and Wagon Works where he was stationed as a Reservist on duty at the Internment Camp.

 

From the Kendal Mercury 17th September 1915
Lancaster National Reservist in a Fatal Motor Cycle Accident
The accident to Sergeant Dixon, a National Reservist, on military duty at the Lancaster Internment Camp, who was knocked down on Saturday night by a motor cyclist named George Taylor, of the Lounds Farm, Hornby, has terminated fatally. Dixon, who was conveyed to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary in an unconscious state died in the institution. The cyclist was also injured, but was able to proceed home in a motor car. He is reported to have been riding carefully and slowly when the accident happened. The road was dark.

 

 

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