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VC60   Matthew Charles Dixon

BORN  5 February 1821

DIED   8 January 1905  AGE   83

VC Won  17 April 1855  AGE 34

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Matthew Charles Dixon  No.   

VC Issue No.   60   Awards   VC    CB

Regiment   Royal Regiment of Artillery



Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Major-General

Place Of Birth   Avranches, Brittany, France

Place Of Death   At his home, Woodsgate, Pembury, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, London, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Square 103/2, Plot 22977

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   02 August 1858 by Queen Victoria, Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England


P  Headstone, Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, London, England

P  Plaque in the Upper Church of St Peter, Pembury, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent

P  Named on memorial, St Georges Chapel, Woolwich, London

P  Named on VC Memorial, Tunbridge Wells

P  Victoria Cross and George Cross Memorial Stone, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth, South London

By The Way…

He was made Knight Legion d’Honneur, an honour founded by Napoleon

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



VC 59 VC 61

Being in command of a seven gun battery, an enemy shell blew up the magazine putting six out of seven guns out of action. He kept the one remaining gun in action all day despite heavy fire.

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