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    Can anybody assist in trying to find out anything about my grandfather, a Merchant Navy 3rd Radio Officer who died on SS Phidias on 08/06/1941. His name was Albert Bennett DIXON born 14/02/1911. Many thanks

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    TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
    Panel 81.

    https://www.cwgc.org/search-results?...ennett%2BDIXON

    Son of Alice Dixon, of New Moston. Manchester.

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...lbert-bennett/

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    Thanks Keith I’ve seen these items already. I’m looking to find his service record - do you know where I start looking?

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    More should come but, we start here at square one.

    Would you have any further information, it all helps.

    Place of birth, discharge book number etc.

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    Keith he was born in Manchester. Am I right in thinking that he wouldn’t have a discharge book number as he was killed in action?

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    Diane
    As he died at Sea ,thee are Records held at Find My Past as far as i can see (Subscription needed Paid) i dont know if the NA will hold any of his Records i will have a quick look and see.
    Cheers

    Yes Place of Birth please to assist.


    https://www.uboat.net/allies/merchan...s/ship982.html


    OK I have it now from the above and below sites Diane

    https://www.uboat.net/allies/merchan...son/28722.html


    The Ship was attacked by U Boat exactly one Year to the day after my Birthday on June 9th 1941 (My Birthday on June 9th 1940) Just some trivia thats all.
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    His discharge book would have been like a small passport with personal details a record of his service, his arrivals,
    ports, ships etc.

    Our Doc, will find all if possible that can be found.

    K.

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    I dont see any records at the NA Diane there are a few listings of that Surname ,but none i think are his ,there is one with Initial A Dixon but Born in Hull 23/9/1911 so not him.
    However his CRS10 may well be there somewhere,it would be best to contact them and ask if they have Records on him at all. There should be ?
    If there should be in this Series ,so quote this Reference when asking.,and give his Full name etc and Ship dates etc.
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    Thanks Keith Iíve seen the items the uboat site. I have no knowledge of a discharge book number. I do have a subscription with Find my past and canít find much about his service on there. I am in possession of his war medals, passed down from my nana and mum 😁

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    There is mention of him at FMP Diane, dont know how much as i cannot see it my Sub is finished.
    But the NA CRS10 Records should be there with his full Records!
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