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Harry Vernon Dixon (1870–1930)

The death occurred yesterday morning of Mr. Harry Vernon Dixon, a former general manager of the Colonial Sugar Refining Company. Mr. Dixon's home was at Hunter's Hill, but he had been residing temporarily at Macleay-street, Pott's Point.

Born at Burwood in 1870, Mr. Dixon was a son of the late Mr. E. Dixon, who had extensive business interests in Singleton. He was educated at Singleton Grammar School, and at the age of 17 entered the service of the Colonial Sugar Refining Company, with which he served for 40 years. After being on the scientific staff for a period, he became assistant manager, and in 1923 succeeded to the general managership, a position which he occupied for five years, and from which he retired in 1928.

Mr. Dixon leaves a widow, two sons, one of whom is in the service of the Colonial Sugar Refining Company at Harwood, on the Clarence River, the other being a student at Sydney University, and three daughters. One is Mrs. J. Morgan, of Hunter's Hill, and the others are unmarried. He had several brothers, one a former chief accountant of railways, another formerly in the service of the Colonial Sugar Refining Company, a third who is assistant superintendent of the Yallourn operations in Victoria, and Mr. R. D. Dixon, who is acting headmaster of the Sydney Church of England Grammar School.

The funeral takes place tomorrow, after a service in All Saints' Church, Hunter's Hill, at 3 p.m.

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Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


17 August, 1930 (aged ~ 60)
Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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