Gunner Alexander Dixon

Gunner Alexander Dixon, 76th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. He died of wounds on 26th June 1917 in Belgium aged 23. He was the son of George and Jessie Dixon of Velvet Hall Farm, Berwick-Upon-Tweed and is buried in Vlamertinge New Military Cemetery, Belgium. The Siege Batteries used heavy howitzers as pictured below to destroy enemy trenches and gun emplacements. They also used the 60 pounder gun one of which is shown here in its new camouflage patterns.

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