DANIEL DIXEY

 

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Born: 1877, Ipswich.

Died: 21st December 1914; KiA – Allonagne. Hit and killed instantaneously – next to Lieut. C. Catchpole who saw him fall.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 17th October 1914; Occupation: Labourer.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 2347

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 9.

Le Touret Memorial,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   22, Navarre Street, Ipswich.

 

Daniel was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Daniel Dixey, 26, a Cabinet Maker, born Maldon, Essex.

Phoebe Dixey (nee Rivett), born Kirton, Suffolk.

Emma Dixey, 2, born Ipswich.

George Dixey, 11 months, born Ipswich.

 

1891   15, Navarre Street, Ipswich.

 

Daniel was 13 years old a Machine Minder – Printers. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Daniel, 36, a Cabinet Maker.

Phoebe, 34.

Emma, 12.

George, 10.

Sophia, 6, born Ipswich.

Phoebe Florence Dixey, 5, born Ipswich.

William Charles Dixey, 3, born Ipswich.

Bertha Elizabeth Dixey, 1, born Ipswich.

 

1911   5, Portman Road, Ipswich.

 

Daniel was 33 years old, a Painter’s Labourer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Alice, 29, worked at a Corset Factory.

Daniel, 7.

Charlie, 4.

 

In 1903, Ipswich, Daniel married Alice Elvina May, born 1881, Ipswich. They had 4 children:

Daniel Dixey, born 1904, Ipswich.

Elsie May Dixey, born 1905, Ipswich.

Charlie Dixey, born 1907, Ipswich.

Irene Dixey, born 1912, Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs. Alice Elvina Dixey – widow.

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Daniel is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Nicholas Church, Ipswich, and also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.

 

Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

On 20th December 1914 the 4th Battalion the Suffolk’s reached the village of Givenchy next to La Bombe Crossroads, near Neuve-Chapelle, and La Bassée Canal. Setting out from the village of Givenchy-lès-la-Bassée, B Company crossed the canal and joined the 1st Manchester Regiment at the Village line. C- Company on the edge of the canal rise and D-Company in the support trenches at the brewery. A-Company became the reserve in Cuinchy. During that afternoon the Germans attacked and captured a large part of the village but were repelled by the 1st Battalion the Manchester Regiment and “B”- Company 4th Suffolk Regiment Casualties were recorded as “light” this was one of the first battles the 4th Battalion took part in of the defence of Givenchy. 22nd December the Battalion left the line returning to Beuvry.

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

 

 

 

 

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