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John Robert James Dixey

Portrait, Weekly News 31 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News 31 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Robert James AWMM
  • Surname
    Dixey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 30865 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 1916 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 29 June 2023 - NZ BDM Birth records
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 29 June 2023 - NZ BDM Birth records
  • Birth notes
    Son of John Robert & Marion Maud DIXEY Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 29 June 2023 - NZ BDM Birth records
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM
    • Husband of Bettany Gair DIXEY (nee' BROWN) Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 29 June 2023 - NZ BDM Marriage records


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940-1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.124 Clerk 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.124
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.124
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • John Dixey was the son of John Robert Dixey and of Marion Dixey (nee Murtagh), of Gisborne, New Zealand; husband of Bettany G. Dixey, of Gisborne. AWMM
      Lance-Sergeant John Robert Dixey, whose name appeared in a casualty list yesterday under the heading of killed in action, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Dixey, Roebuck road. He was educated in Gisborne, and after studying at the High School joined Messrs. Ball and Crawshaw s staff, being employed in connection with East Coast Airways’ operations. Later he secured an appointment with the Air Department in Wellington, from which he resigned soon after the war to join the military forces. Lance-Sergeant Dixey was a member of the Third Echelon, and fought in the Greek campaign. His wife, now living in Wellington, was formerly Miss Elizabeth Brown, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Brown, Wellington street, Gisborne. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 4 May 2023 - GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXVIII, ISSUE 20638, 13 DECEMBER 1941, PAGE 4
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About death

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  • Death
    23 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 6. F. 11. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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  • SERGEANTS OF 1ST Bn. H.B. REGIMENT – 1936. Photo
    Ref: Papers of 4111 Maj C W Taylor ED* EM, served HB Regt 1927 – 57, WWII 19th & 25th Bns. 2NZEF. Research Notes by his son Maj N W Taylor ED** RNZIR, (compiled 19.3.2020, whilst on CB), from Medal Rolls, Official Histories, Cenotaph (embarkations), personal knowledge etc.
    DRIXEY J.R. (Gisborne) – 30865 L/Sgt 25th Bn KIA 23/11/1941 (Operation Crusader – relief of Tobruk) buried Knightsbridge/Acroma, about 25k west of Tobruk Libya. age 25.
    Public - Maj Noel - Researcher - 2 April 2020
  • Sgt B Coy 1st Bn HB Regiment 1936
    Public - Maj. Noel - Researcher - 28 March 2020



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • 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.124 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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20 February 2024Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher
02 April 2020Maj NoelAucklandResearcher
28 March 2020Maj. NoelAucklandResearcher

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