3084 Pte Thomas Dixon 9th Bn LF
" Pte Dixon. This shows he was posted to the Dardanelles
where he was shot in the wrist and sent to Egypt to recover. Subsequently
posted to France where he received shrapnel injuries to his left arm
in September 1916. Posted back on the line and was killed on 7th Jan
In Memory of
CSM Thomas Bleackley DCM medals are now
in the museum they where handed to the museum by a Mr Stansfield who
is the father of Lisa Stansfield and Thomas is Lisa's Great Grandad.
The DCM has a bar on it which is the coat of arms of the Heywood Town
Council (as was) and its in a leather presentation case
CSM Bleackley DCM is also mentioned below on the cutting in the Capt Brown story
Click here to read Capt Graham Browns Feature which includes letters home from the front
Captain Deans Graham Brown.
Enlisted into 18th Bn Royal Fusiliers 8th September 1914.
Transferred to the 9th Bn The XXth The Lancashire Fusiliers February 1915 .
7 July 1915 : sailed from Liverpool, landing Alexandria, and on to Mudros, completing concentration by 28 July 1915.
7 August 1915 : landed at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli
Wounded on day one of the battle of Suvla Bay and taken to hospital in Alexandria.
Casevaced to UK Hospital until recovered and then various courses
until rejoining the war in France with the 19th Bn The XXth The Lancashire
At the end of the war, Captain Deans Graham Brown went to the 3rd Bn The XXth The Lancashire Fusiliers in Bury Lancashire .
He was on the strength of the Depot at Bury until demob on Gallipoli Day 1921.