Thomas’s name appears on the Morecambe War Memorial. The first source to mention his existence is the 1901 census:
Demaine Family on King Street, Morecambe in 1901
We see that Thomas’s parents were Henry and Mary De Maine and that Thomas had a brother called John McClure Demaine who was born in about 1893. The next source is the 1911 census: Continue reading
Private Dixon appears on Morecambe War Memorial and was mentioned in the ‘Lancaster Guardian’ of 25th March 1916 as follows:
‘Lancaster Guardian’ 25th March 1916
The article is typical of the time and gives us a brief, but useful introduction to the experiences of one Morecambe family during the Great War. We notice the following facts:
- In 1916, the Dixon family lived at 65 Edward Street, Morecambe.
- Farrell was serving with the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment.
- He was killed in action ‘in France’ on 2nd March 1916 aged 24.
- He went to France at the beginning of the summer of 1915.
- He had been on leave a month prior to his death.
- Farrell’s father, George, served in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
- His brother, Leonard, was an ‘Old Territorial’, who was also on active service and had been seriously wounded in the left arm.
- His brother, George Frederick, was a sergeant in the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, also on active service.
The following 220 names of Great War casualties can be seen on Morecambe War Memorial. Names will be hyperlinked to their biographies when and if they are written and posted on this site.
Morecambe War Memorial Armed Forces Day 25th June 2017