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Name: William Henry Dixon Rank: Private Service No: D/86353 Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada Date of Birth: March 10, 1922 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: July 6, 1942 Place of Enlistment: Montreal South, Quebec Address at Enlistment: 223 Prescott Lane, Montreal, Quebec Age at Enlistment: 20 Height: 5 feet 1 ½ inches Complexion: Dark Eyes: Brown Hair: Dark Marital Status: Single Trade: Machine Hand Religion Church of England Next of Kin: John Dixon (Father) Montreal Quebec Date of Death: August 16, 1942 Age At Death: 20 Cemetery: Montreal Mount Royal Cemetery Grave Reference: Sec. G.943. Grave 356 Commemorated on Page 69 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 16 (Not listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial) William Henry Dixon was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. His parent were John and Mary Dixon. At the time of his enlistment, the family lived in Montreal, Quebec. William left school at the age of nineteen and entered a trade apprenticeship as a machinist. He was employed at George Reeds Company, an aircraft/ammunition factory, for eight months prior to his enlistment. William was taken on strength with 4 District Depot July 6, 1942 and transferred to the 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada, “B” Company on July 14, 1942 at St. John’s, Quebec. On July 17, 1942 he was admitted to Ste. Anne de Bellevue Military Hospital, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec suffering from pneumonia. He died of pneumonia at 8:00 pm August 17, 1942. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada Library and Archives Canada
William Henry Dixon