John Robert Dix

John Robert DIX is mommemorated on the war memorial at St. Cecilia church at West Bilney

A will written by John Robert Dix, dated August 4th. 1916


In the event of my death I give the whole of my property to my mother

Mrs W Dix

Susania Dix (sic)

West Bilney

Nr King's Lynn


The certificate, shown right, recognises the original document as being accepted by the War Department as constituting a valid will, it having been made "in actual military service"

John Robert Dix G/18014. 6th Bn., Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) who died on 17 July 1917, Age 28 was the son of William and Susannah Dix of West Bilney

From the Lynn News and County Press – 1918

Pte J R Dix, Royal Kent Regiment, who was wounded while in France (a bullet broke his left arm and tore the muscle) has been home on a visit to East Winch after spending three months in hospitals in London and at Feltham.

Two of his brothers are now on foreign service – Pte Edward R Dix, Bedfords in France ( he was there gassed) and Pte George Dix Norfolk in Egypt (George Dix)

They are the sons of Mr and Mrs Dix of East Winch. Pte H Ash, Suffolks, a son-in-law of Mr and Mrs Dix is serving in Mesopotamia. Another son of Mr and Mrs Dix is in a munitions works.

John's Baptism Certificate - Baptised at St. Cecilia - May 1890.

(click the image for enlarged view).