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 Dixon, Lorne Emerson   Rank: Corporal Service Number: R/138495   Force: Eastern Air Command Marine Squadron, Dartmouth NS Royal Canadian Air Force   Date of Birth: March 7, 1922 Place of Birth: Victoria, BC Date of Enlistment: November 13, 1941 Place of Enlistment: Vancouver, BC Address At Enlistment: Victoria, BC Age at Enlistment: 19 Height:  5 feet, 5 inches Weight: 110 lbs.  Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue   Hair: Brown Trade: Elevator Operator, Empress Hotel Martial Status: Single Religion: United Next of Kin: Orin Wiley Dixon [Father] Victoria, BC   Lorne Dixon was the only son of Orin Wiley Dixon and  Elina Beatrice [Johnson] Dixon of Victoria, BC. He was a brother to Gertrude and Isobell. On February 18, 1944 the RCAF Crash Boat M.300 of the Dartmouth Station was at the Government wharf at Lower East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS.  On the morning of February 19 Corporal Dixon was reported missing from 10:00pm on the night of February 18.  Searchers from the ship found his body in the harbour.   The the probable explanation of the accident was that Corporal Dixon went ashore about 10.00pm, found a high wind against him, had his head down and in the darkness missed his direction and stumbled over the timber running along the wharf and fell into the water, where he drowned. Date of Death:  February 18, 1944   Age At Death:  21   Cemetery:  Victoria (Royal Oak) Burial Park Grave Reference:  Sec. D. Plot 21. Grave 8.     Commemorated on Page 292 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 22   Sources and Information:   Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada findagrave.com  
Lorne Emerson Dixon