Lt Col
Stephen Hamilton Dix

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
20/08/1879

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Lieutenant Colonel
Numéro de service:
/
Unités:
 —  The Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) attd. Northumberland Fusiliers 12/13th Bn.  (Attaché)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
04/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Reutel, Beselare, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
38

Cimetière

Tyne Cot Cemetery
Parcelle: XLVI.
Rangée: B.
Tombe: 1.

Distinctions et médailles 3

British War Medal
Médaille
Military Cross
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 1

#1 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Hamilton Dix served in the Leinster Regiment but was commanding the Northumberland Fusiliers 12/13th Battalion, part of the 62nd Brigade of the 21st Division, on the 4th of October 1917 during the Battle of Broodseinde.
The 62nd Brigade had three objectives. The 3/4th Bn. of the Queen’s had to consolidate the first objective, the 12/13th Northumberland Fusiliers were to go through to the second objective and the 1st Bn. Lincolnshire had to move forward to the final objective. At 6 a.m. (zero hour) the Battalion moved forward. During the attack, the Battalion became scattered due to the boggy state of the ground and suffered several casualties, due to German machine gun fire coming from a strongpoint near Judge Trench. C Company of the 12/13th Bn. was able to capture this strongpoint by using rifle grenades. Lt.-Col. Dix was killed in action when he tried to reorganize C Company and was leading his remaining men to the first objective (J.11.c.60.55 – J.11.a.85.30). Dix’s remains were found near Reutel at the following coordinate 28 J 11 c 40.70, near the first objective. He was later reburied at Tyne Cot Cemetery.

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Sources 5

"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 98, 100.
Sources utilisées
Ancestry
http://home.ancestry.co.uk/
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/462569/DIX,%20STEPHEN%20HAMILTON
Sources utilisées
The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Sources utilisées
War Diary Northumberland Fusiliers 12/13th Battalion
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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