Martin J Dixon was born around 1847 to 1851 (there is a discrepancy between different censuses). He was born in Ireland. His wife, Mary J Dixon, was born around 1856, also in Ireland.
In 1891 they were living at 53 Haddon St, Beswick, but in the 1901 census the address is illegible but they were in Manchester Central, parish of St Andrew, St Clement’s ward. At that time they had three children, Thomas 18, James 11, and Lucy 6. They were all born in Manchester.
Thomas was born around 1882 and at the age of 18 he was a van driver. In 1911 he was 28 and a civil servant (postman). He was married to Mary, 29, who was born in Lowertown, Woodford, Co. Galway. They had no children. They lived at 21 Orchard St, West Didsbury.
He was a private in the 1st Battalion, Leinster Regiment, serving in France and Flanders, and was killed in action at the age of 33 on 15 March 1915. His name appears on Panel 44 of the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. At the time of his death his wife, Mary E Dixon was living at 55 Henry St, Withington.