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Tracking down Glasgow warhero Sgt J.E.Dickson
« on: Saturday 09 December 17 16:14 GMT (UK) »
Dear Members, I have been researching an Halifax bomber JD215 shotdown over Waalre 29th June 1943 for a very long time. I am in touch with almost all the crew relatives except a Glasgow airman named Sgt John Edwin Dickson. Only I have his servicenumber 1368890 so I don't know where to start. Sgt Dickson(Dixie) flew as a Flight Engineer on JD215. Hopefully someone of your members could bring the family in touch with me.

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Re: Tracking down Glasgow warhero Sgt J.E.Dickson
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 December 17 22:58 GMT (UK) »
There was only one John Edwin Dickson born in Scotland he died as a baby so not the one you are looking for
There is a death of John Dickson age 22 you could download from Scotlands people which could give you the names of his parents if known I haven't seen a Service Return death record so not sure what details were recorded

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Re: Tracking down Glasgow warhero Sgt J.E.Dickson
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 December 17 23:28 GMT (UK) »
CWGC says that John Edwin Dickson was a member of 419 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, so perhaps you need to look in the Canadian Forces records?

Service Return deaths don't give parents' names.
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Re: Tracking down Glasgow warhero Sgt J.E.Dickson
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 December 17 04:05 GMT (UK) »
 Wendy; Thanks you very much indeed for your reply. I will look at Scotlands people and see what it says.
Forfarian; Indeed Sgt J.E.Dickson served as a Flight Engineer with 419 RCAF Sqdn but will not say that his name appears in the Canadian records. Many "foreigners" as British, New Zealanders,US served with Canadian Units but I can try. Thank you very much.
 

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Re: Tracking down Glasgow warhero Sgt J.E.Dickson
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 December 17 09:58 GMT (UK) »
There is some information on him on this link.
Hopefully It's alright to post it

http://gravenstichtingbrabant.nl/graven/john-edwin-dickson-2/

If information is correct, then this could be his birth

John E Dickson.....Sept 1922  place of birth Hammersmith
Mother's maiden name Blackburn
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Re: Tracking down Glasgow warhero Sgt J.E.Dickson
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 December 17 10:55 GMT (UK) »


Another thread - more repetition................. ::)

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=783924.new#new

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Re: Tracking down Glasgow warhero Sgt J.E.Dickson
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 10 December 17 11:13 GMT (UK) »
It's not a repetition but I thought maybe Glasgow and or Lancashire(Burnsley) could help :-[
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Re: Tracking down Glasgow warhero Sgt J.E.Dickson
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 10 December 17 11:16 GMT (UK) »
It's not a repetition but I thought maybe Glasgow and or Lancashire(Burnsley) could help :-[

You still need to link the threads together when you post in 2 different places - otherwise we end up looking at the same records and giving the same information.

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Re: Tracking down Glasgow warhero Sgt J.E.Dickson
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 10 December 17 12:11 GMT (UK) »
It's not a repetition but I thought maybe Glasgow and or Lancashire(Burnsley) could help :-[

You still need to link the threads together when you post in 2 different places - otherwise we end up looking at the same records and giving the same information.

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