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George Willian Dixon
« on: Monday 12 July 21 05:08 BST (UK) »
Looking for any information on the above who lived in the Adelaide area of South Australia from 1955.
He was the chaplain on the Ajax during WW2.
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Re: George Willian Dixon
« Reply #1 on: Monday 12 July 21 08:53 BST (UK) »
No doubt you have this little newspaper biography of the man.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/55755477

What were you hoping to find out about him specifically?

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Re: George Willian Dixon
« Reply #2 on: Monday 12 July 21 09:05 BST (UK) »
Thankyou Sue.
Helping my hubby with his research.
Yes he has found this information I think he is looking for his death and where he was buried.
He was chaplain on the Ajax during WW2 and my father in law served on this ship too at the battle of the river Plate.
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Re: George Willian Dixon
« Reply #3 on: Monday 12 July 21 13:46 BST (UK) »
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/190841280?searchTerm=%22Rev%20G%20W%20Dixon%22
 - his parents were at "Gale Holm, Gosforth" in 1934

Are you sure he was "William"? I think he might have been George Wilfred Dixon:
https://digital.nls.uk/british-military-lists/archive/92671634?mode=transcription

https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1127489908/findingaid?digitised=y#nla-obj-1550608222
 - and another reference with Wilfred.

https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/Calendar?surname=Dixon&yearOfDeath=1967&page=5#calendar
The Reverend George Wilfred Dixon died in Gosforth in 1967.


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Re: George Willian Dixon
« Reply #4 on: Monday 12 July 21 14:56 BST (UK) »
Thanks for all your efforts. We had found a George Wilfred birth on Ancestry for 1900 which concurs with other information we found in newspaper stories from Trove and Cumberland but they all refer to a George William as do others! With your information I think we conclude that where he could he used William in preference to Wilfred but couldn’t do that on ‘official’ papers! Too much coincidence to have two reverend Dixons with such similar time patterns!
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Re: George Willian Dixon
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 13 July 21 00:02 BST (UK) »
You've actually headed your topic Willian  ;D ;D

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Re: George Willian Dixon
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 13 July 21 00:22 BST (UK) »
Cable Clergy Index info: 
http://anglicanhistory.org/aus/cci/index.pdf

George Wilfred DIXON,  born 2 December 1899, Seascale, Cumberland UK, died 3 June 1967, Gosforth, Cumberland.  There may well be a Medal Card at TNA for his WWI Army service.

Australian connections include:
His theological training in Adelaide in 1929, 22 December 1930, priest in Adelaide
27 April 1932 - 1934, missionary chaplain in Pinaroo district

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Re: George Willian Dixon
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 13 July 21 02:59 BST (UK) »
Probate granted in UK:

DIXON, the reverend George Wifred of Hall Garth, Gosforth, Cumberland; clerk in holy orders, died 3 June 1967 at Jacksons Shop, Gosforth.
Probate: Carlisle 10 August to Ian Rodney Jackson, local government officer and Frederic Rayson, hotelier 10,790 pounds


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Re: George William/ Wilfred Dixon
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 13 July 21 12:36 BST (UK) »
Lots of good information thank you all. It’s clear William/ Wilfred are one and the same!
Yes he served in WW1 from 1917 in the Worcester 2/8 battalion and took up theology and service in the anglican church in South Australia and Cumberland as a result. Then in 1937 he joined the navy, serving on HMS Ajax at the start of the war. For some reason it appears he used ‘William’ rather than Wilfred when he could.
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