Image courtesy of Ray Gill.

Born: 1887, Ipswich.

Died: 24th March 1921; age: 33; died of Heart Failure, at York Place, Lady Lane, Ipswich. Served 3 years & 93 days.

Residence: 4, York Place, Lady Lane, Ipswich.

Occupation: Horseman & Labourer.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich: Date: 11th December 1915; Age: 28. Next of Kin: wife – Rose E. Dixey, of  4, York Place, Lady Lane, Ipswich. Height: 5ft & 8ins.



Home: 11th December 1915 – 11th December 1915

Army Reserve: 12th December 1915 – 28th May 1916

Home: 29th May 1916 – 1st March 1917

France: 2nd March 1917 – 14th November 1918

On Furlong: 15th November 1918 – 29th November 1918

France: 30th November 1918 – 11th February 1919

Home: 12th February 1919 – 13th March 1919.

De-Mobilisation: at Dublin – 31st March 1920.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 40984.

Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Rose E. Dixey, of 7, Perth Street, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


Brother to DANIEL DIXEY.


1891   15, Navarre Street, Ipswich.


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

Daniel Dixey, 36, a Cabinet Maker, born Maldon, Essex.

Phoebe Dixey (nee Rivett), 34, born Kirton, Suffolk..

Daniel Dixey, 13, a Machine Minder – Printers, born Ipswich.

Emma Dixey, 12, born Ipswich.

George Dixey, 10, born Ipswich.

Sophia Dixey, 6, born Ipswich.

Phoebe Florence Dixey, 5, born Ipswich.

William Charles Dixey, 3, born Ipswich.

Bertha Elizabeth Dixey, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   6, Mount Street, Ipswich.


William was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Daniel, 45, a Cabinet Maker.

Phoebe, 44.

Sophie, 15.

Bertha Elizabeth Dixey, 11, born Ipswich.

Agnes Beatrice Dixey, 9, born Ipswich.

Evelyn Margaret Dixey, 6, born Ipswich.

Winifred Rose Dixey, 3, born Ipswich.

Eveline May Dixey, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   1, York Place, Ipswich.


William was 22 years old, a General Labourer. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Daniel, 56, a Painter & Paper Hanger – own account.

Phoebe, 56, a Machinist – Corset Factory.

Evelyn, 16, a Machinist – Corset Factory.

Eveline, 11.


On the 13th August 1911, at Ipswich Register Office, William married Rose Ellen Lucas, born 1887, Ipswich.

Rose and William had four daughters:

Florence Jessie Dixey Foster, born 13th January 1910, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Rose Evelyn Irene Dixey, born 30th August 1911, Ipswich.

Olive May Dixey, 1917, Ipswich.

Dorothy M. Dixey, 1919, Ipswich.




Photo of William, Rose Ellen and Rose Evelyn (believed to be aged 5).

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