James Alfred Dixon

1891 - 1915

British Egyptologist; he was born at Stoke Damarel, 28 March 1891, son of Jesse D., RN, and Elizabeth Marianne Secretan, and educated at St. Paul’s School; a good draughtsman and copyist he was sent out at a very early age to assist Blackman in copying the Temple of Dendur, 1908; in 1909-10 he worked for the EEF, with Naville, Peet, and Legge at Abydos, and again 1910-11; in 1912 he joined the Wellcome Sudan Expedition near Sennar as excavator and draughtsman; in addition to Egyptology, Dixon was interested in medieval history and heraldry; he might well have been successor to Ayrton as head of the Archaeological Department in Ceylon but was commissioned in the Forces in 1914, as 2nd Lieut., in the 6th Battalion, Border Regt., and was killed in action in Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, 9 Aug. 1915.