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Name: John Thomas DIXON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Sapper Initials: J T Service No.: 4459691
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 26
Unit: 184 Field Company, Royal Engineers.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Tyne Gardens, Crookhill, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: Tyne Gardens, Crookhill, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: Algernon Terrace, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Killed whilst on exercise in the UK.
Date of Death: Thursday 23rd December 1943
Place of Death: Eastbourne, Surrey.
Battle/Campaign: On active service.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Ryton Cemetery, Hexham Old Road, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 0
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, In Memoriam;
Family Details:
Son of Mrs Dixon, of Tyne Gardens, Crookhill, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham and the late John Thomas Dixon. Husband of the late Mary Dixon, of Algernon Terrace, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : John's wife, Mary, had died 2nd June 1943. His father died on 3rd February 1942.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Army Roll of Honour 1939-45. Tyne and Wear Archives, Register of War Burials.
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