Thomas Fraser Homer-Dixon (1871-1948)
Lt.-Colonel T.F. Homer-Dixon, D.S.O., of Victoria, British Columbia
He was born in Toronto and was educated there (Upper Canada College) and in England (Uppingham School). He served with the 10th Regiment, Canadian Militia (1889) before being commissioned into the 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own) in 1892. The following year, he exchanged to the 5th Dragoon Guards and went with them to India where he saw active service on the Frontier (medal and two clasps). He then went with the Dragoons to South Africa where they held out at the historic Siege of Ladysmith. Homer-Dixon was severely wounded at Walkerstroom in the Transvaal and was invalided to England and then discharged from the regiment. On his recovery, he went back out to South Africa as a Lieutenant with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (Lord Strathcona's Horse) and remained there until the end of the war (Queen's and King's medals and six clasps). He returned to Canada and received an appointment under the Colonial Office with the West African Frontier Force, Northern Ashanti, for thirteen months. In 1909, he married Evelyn, daughter of Sir Douglas C. Cameron, of Winnipeg and Governor of Manitoba. They were the parents of one daughter.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 18/10/2018 and last updated on 22/01/2022.