John William Dixon
Son of the late Mrs. C. Dixon, of Dunedin.
“A soldier named John William Dixon, of D Squadron, 9th Reinforcements, committed suicide in Trentham Hospital on New Year's morning. Dixon, who was about 35 years of age, had an apoplectic fit some days ago, and was sent into hospital. At about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon the hospital orderly went to get Dixon a cup of coffee, and on returning some minutes later found that Dixon had hanged himself in the ward room, being then quite dead. At the inquest held yesterday, the Coroner returned a verdict that deceased committed suicide by hanging whilst of temporarily unsound mind, no blame being attachable to anyone. Deceased came from Dunedin.” [Evening Post, Volume XCI, Issue 1, 3 January 1916, Page 8]
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