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Arthur Edward Dimock
Arthur Edward Dimock Flight Sergeant R/153186 514 RAF Squadron; Royal Canadian Air Force March 5, 1919 South Rawdon, Hants Co., NS April 1, 1942 Halifax, NS 22 Farmer Single Baptist Nellie Alberta Dimock (Mother) South Rawdon, NS January 14, 1944 24 Hanover War Cemetery Coll. grave 8. G. 12-18. Commemorated on page 291 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 22 Flight Sergeant Dimock was the son of Frank Raymond and Nellie Alberta (Smith) Dimock of South Rawdon, Hants Co., NS. Arthur completed basic military training at No. 60 (CABTC) Yarmouth, NS between November 22, 1941 and December 22, 1941 He enlisted with the RCAF at Halifax on April 1, 1942 and went overseas arriving in the United Kingdom on March 17, 1943. He joined 514 RAF Squadron on December 12, 1943. Lancaster aircraft LL.679 with a crew of seven, Flight Sergeant serving as Air Bomber, left base at 17.22 hours on January 14, 1944 and failed to return from an operational attack on Brunswick, Germany. A telegram from the International Red Cross Committee quoting German information stated that Flight Sergeant Dimock was killed when the aircraft crashed with the loss of all members of the crew. The aircraft crashed in the woods at about 22:00 hours on January 14, three kms. east of Lauenberg, Germany, having broken up in mid-air. The bodies of the crew were recovered by the Luftwaffe and buried on January 17, 1944 in the local cemetery. A wooden cross was placed on the communal grave and bore the inscription in German: “Here rests 7 English airmen who died a hero’s death”. The bodies of the crew were later reburied in the Hanover War Cemetery.