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Claude Edward Dixon

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Claude Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Dixon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    37720 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 May 1917 AWMM AWMM
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    C W Dixon (Father) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 19 November 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    37720 AWMM
  • Military service
    None AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 May 1940 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Insurance Clerk/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Sidi Azeiz, Libya AWMM
      27 November 1941 AWMM
    • WW2
      Sidi Azeiz, Libya AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Amoebic dysentry AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Mr Dixon was admitted to Bari Hospital in Italy before being invalided to Wellington Hospital on the Hospital ship Oranje. AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer of the bladder and kidneys AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He embarked for Fiji on 19 November 1940 but returned to New Zealand before embarking on 27 June 1941 for Egypt.

    He was captured for 4 days at Sidi Aziez but released by an Indian Regiment.

    Claude Dixon has written of his experiences with B Company of 5 New Zealand Field Ambulance from 20 November to 30 December 1941, and also a three day round trip through Beirut, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Damascus , Sea of Tiberius and back. These these notes are lodged in the Auckland War Memorial Museum Manuscript Collection, Refence no. MS99/89. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    28 June 1982 AWMM
    Age 65 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium (Schnapper Rock), Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    NZ Herald 29 June 1982 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.125 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.96 AWMM
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