Harrogate Herald - 2nd May 1917
Roll of Honour
As will be seen by a letter in our soldiers' column,
Sergeant Charles Dixon was wounded in the leg by a machine
gun bullet in the recent fighting, and is an inmate of the 5th
General Hospital, Rouen. He has undergone two operations, and to use
his own words "is going on fine".
Sergeant Charles Dixon writes : So as not to
waste a copy of your paper I must reluctantly ask you to score me
off your list for a while. You see, I am at present in 3 Ward, 5
General Hospital, Rouen, but don't expect to be here much longer. A
week ago, while we were rushing the Germans out of a village, I had
the misfortune to get struck in the leg by a machine-gun bullet, so
I am laid up for repairs. It has made rather a mess of my leg, and
I've had two operations, but am going on fine. I hope to be in
Blighty shortly. I was sorry to get "done in" so soon in
the scrap, as it is great fun "scuttling" Fritz in these
villages. How he does run!
Harrogate Herald - 23rd May 1917
Sergeant Charles Dixon, HLI, says : Just a
line to let you know that I am now in No 2 General Hospital, Alfred
Street, Harpurley, Manchester, being transferred from Rouen last
Wednesday. Glad to say my leg is going on very nicely.
Harrogate Herald - 30th May 1917
We are doing our best to try and get Sergeant C Dixon
removed to a Harrogate hospital.