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- John Herbert Hollingsworth Dixon -

Unknown person Name : John Herbert Hollingsworth Dixon

Son of : Fred Dixon and Hannah Lizzie Dixon (née Hollingsworth), of Ventnor.

Born : 1910, Ventnor.

Married : 1932, Eileen Mary Smith, at St John's Church, Niton.

Died : 1992.
  Census information :

1911 : Fred and Hannah Dixon, with their children including John aged 10 months, are at 1 Verona Villa, Newport Road, Ventnor. Fred Dixon is an Engineer's Fitter.

  Service Details :

John Herbert Hollingsworth Dixon, 831 Sqn., Fleet Air Arm.

  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Arreton : St George's Church : Burma Star Association Roll of Honour
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, September 11, 1942 Page 1

Leading Airman J.H. Dixon, Fleet Air Arm, son of Mrs. Dixon, Dudley Road, is home on leave, much to his own delight and that of his many friends. By a happy coincidence his brother Jim - a staff-sergeant in the R.A.M.C. - is on leave at the same time, and what is more interesting is the fact that the brothers met quite unexpectedly at Waterloo when on their homeward journey.
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Jack - as to whose extensive travels our readers have some knowledge, gained through the publication in this paper of letters he had written - was on an air-craft carrier which figures in the famous Malta convoy episode, and it is due to the fact that his ship was damaged that he has returned home at a time which, a few weeks ago was undreamed of. He has brought with him a wonderful collection of photographs of the many and varied places he has visited. The majority of these are his own work. In addition he has some striking pictures of the enemy attack on the Malta convoy.


Friday, August 6, 1943 Page 1

Petty Officer Airman J.H. Dixon, son of Mrs. Dixon, of Vernon House, Dudley Road, Ventnor, sends interesting facts relating to the aircraft carrier and its company, of which he was a member, during a commission in 1941-2. In ten months the ship travelled 78,000 miles, which is approximately three times the distance round the world; the flying crews visited 22 airfields in 17 different countries and colonies; the ship engaged German, Italian, Vichy French and Japanese Forces in action; the ship's company ate 17 tons of bread; enemy aircraft shot down - 44 in one day; aircraft searched one million square miles; and the ship used 500,000 tons of oil, at £5 per ton.

  Family information :

John Dixon's older brother, Arthur Stanley Dixon died during WW I while in training with the Army, in Blackpool, Lancashire.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 1 July 2015 (added further newspaper report)


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