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Name: Peter Rutter DIXON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Marine Initials: P R Service No.: CH/X 107062
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 31
Unit: HM Landing Craft, Flak 37, Royal Marines.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Crookhill, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 8 Tyne Gardens, Crookhill, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Bricklayer employed by the Government at Charltons the Builders, Crawcrook.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Wednesday 1st November 1944
Place of Death:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 0
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugenie Dixon, of 8 Tyne Gardens, Crookhill, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Brothers: Thomas, Matthew. Sister: Bernadette.
Notes : A keen sportsman, Peter played football for Addison Colliery FC and Hexham Athletic FC. His brother Thomas served with the Royal Army Medical Corps (Paratroopers) and had completed five years service when he was taken prisoner during the fighting at Arnhem, Holland, in 1944. The other brother, Matthew, served with the Warwickshire Regiment in India. Bernadette served as a Leading Aircraftswoman with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Hexham Courant, 3rd February 1945. Newcastle Journal, 1st February 1945.
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