Harry Yorston Dixon was born in Leeds on July 17, 1884. His father, William Yorston Dixon, was the registrar of births and deaths in the general register office in Leeds.
By 1911 Harry Yorston Dixon was working as an inspector of agencies (insurance) and living with his parents and older sister in Leeds. He was commissioned as a temporary Second Lieutenant on February 1, 1915. He joined the 1/9th Battalion Manchester Regiment on July 2, 1915 in Gallipoli as they were going into the trenches. He was killed by shrapnel during an advance by the 52nd Division, in the same action that also saw 2/Lt. Edward Balmford wounded.
2/Lt. Harry Yorston Dixon, 11th Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment, was killed in action on July 13, 1915. He was 30 years old and is buried in the Redoubt Cemetery, Cape Helles.