25 October 1914 Pte Charles Dixon died on this day

8122 Pte Charles Dixon, 1st Bn East Lancashire Regiment

Born in Burnley, Lancs in 1886, Charles originally joined the Army in early 1904 and was a reservist still living in the town (37 Old Hall Street) at the time of his re-enlistment in Preston in August 1914. Arriving in France (Le Havre) with the 1st Battalion on 22nd August 1914, he took part in the Battles of Le Cateau, the Marne and the Aisne before falling in action near Le Gheer, Belgium on 25 October 1914. Charles has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert memorial.

25 October 1914

Research by David O'Mara