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Jeffrey Tiller Dixon

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jeffrey Tiller AWMM
  • Surname
    Dixon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Yorky AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 21425 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 July 1919 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1939 AWMM 48 Sussex Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr Clarence Dixon (father), Northern Roes (North Hill), East York, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 01 Apr 1940-30 June 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Papatoetoe AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1939 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
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  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Milovitz E535 AWMM
      Corinth, Greece AWMM
      25 Apr 1941-27 April 1945 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Germany AWMM
      AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Salonike, Greece - VIII-B Lamsdorf, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 27 April 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 24530 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Dysentery. Admitted to hospital in Yugoslavia for 7 months - down to 5 stone while in hospital AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer and Pneumonia AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Private Dixon enlisted in time for the first echelon but had to wait to leave with the second echelon as he needed dental treatment.

    Missing for thirteen months. Worked in the coalmines at Milowitz Camp E535, then acted as an assistant to a Pole, who in civilian life was a ladies' hairdresser.

    On the 1,000 mile march from Poland to Regensberg, was liberated by the Americans and given doughnuts by Marlene Dietrich. He was back in England for VE Day (6 May 1945) and New Zealand for VJ Day (16 August 1945).

    Milowitz E535, Upper Silesia, Poland,was a work camp attached to Stalag VIIIB Teschen.It was a coal mining camp which was home to about 500 New Zealanders. The famous Tiki Times was published by the prisoners in Camp 535 between 1 August 1944 and January 1945.It was hand printed in pen and ink proving to be a great morale booster with its camp humour, often at the expense of the Germans.It had to be concealed from the Gestapo but otherwise was posted on the wall in the passageway outside Barrack One. The editor, Private Jack Gallichan, carried all 24 editions, and his diary, on the 1100 kilometer March away from the advancing Russians, and so to freedom.Post war they were made into a bound edition. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 5 October 1998 AWMM
      Age 79 AWMM
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    • 5 October 1998 21Bn Assoc. Inc. Records. MS-2008-42.
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Marsden Valley Cemetery, Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section Plot 373 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Nelson Evening Mail, 6 and 7 October 1998

    Death Notice: Christchurch Press, 7 October 1998 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Jeff met Joy Myrie FitzGerald on Final Leave in NZ. After he returned to NZ they married in 1946 on June 6th. Originally living in Ashburton, where they had two daughters - Susan Rosemary (1947) and Linda Ann (1948), the family moved to Christchurch where Christine Joy was born in 1952. Jeff had 7 grandchildren who loved him dearly. Kirsti, Sally, Shaun and Brett (Susan and John Collins) Rebekkah, Jane and Abbie (Linda and Chris Pickrill) All live in NZ. Christine and partner Ken Raffe live in Australia
    Public - Susan Rosemary - Child - 23 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • McGill, D. (1987). P.O.W. : the untold stories of New Zealanders as prisoners of war. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: Mills Publications. AWMM
    • Nelson Evening Mail AWMM
      Death Notice: Nelson Evening Mail, 6 and 7 October 1998 AWMM
    • The Christchurch Press AWMM
      Death Notice: Christchurch Press, 7 October 1998 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.51 AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
    • 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM

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