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1119294   Leading Aircraftman Thomas Alexander Dixon
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Died: 28/08/1941 (Died by accident)
Age: 20
Thomas Alexander Dixon was the youngest son of Arthur William and Lydia Dixon. He was born about 1921 in Dungannon. The family lived at 1 Northland Row. Thomas joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. On 28th August 1941, Leading Aircraftman Thomas Dixon was part of a three man crew of a Botha aircraft (Serial No L6417). The aircraft took off from RAF Valley station on Anglesey in poor weather. The aircraft crashed into the sea. All three crew were lost along with eleven others who lost their lives in rescue attempts.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Drumcoo Cemetery
  Dungannon, Co Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref: Grave 8-3
CWGC Casualty 2835108
Drumcoo Cemetery is in Dungannon next to the Coalisland Road roundabout. There are three Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war. There are also three casualties of the 1939-1945 war. There is a also a memorial to George Knox McKinley.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWII Dungannon
2 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWII Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Thomas' father Lists Arthur William as age 30 living at house 1 in Northland Terrace, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 Aviation Safety Network Details of crash
3 BBC - Tragic Drowning at RAF Valley Details of crash
4 Blackburn Botha Disaster Memorial Plaque Photo and details of plaque
5 Photo of Leading Aircraftman Thomas Dixon's gravestone
6 National Archives UK Official details of accident
7 RAF Commands - L5417 Details of crew and crash
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Leading Aircraftman Thomas Dixon's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023