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    Dear members,
    I'm looking for the next person.

    Alan George Dixon

    Born: 02-12-1932 in London
    R523001
    He has sailed in the Orient company in the 50s.
    Who knows him? And who knows where he could live?
    If you know anything about him please wil you mail to tenhbruinsma@home.nl
    Hanneke Bruinsma

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    Hanneke, you have to give a reason why you are trying to trace him, he (if he is still with us) or his family may not wish to be traced.

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    Indeed a reason would be good.
    We can then try and see what is possible to do!
    Cheers
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    Hi Hanneke, Are you sure its Alan G as the only name to match up with those dates on Ancestry is a Alan S.......Fred.

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    Hi Fred
    It looks like it is definitely the name in question!
    Cheers


    Reference:
    BT 372/1278/99

    Description:

    R523001 DIXON A G 02/12/1932 LONDON


    Date:
    1913-1972

    R523001 DIXON A G 02/12/1932 LONDON | The National Archives
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    Nothing in FMP that matches

    From Ancestry:
    Name: Alan Dixon
    Gender: Male
    Race/Nationality: English
    Birth Date: 1934 [Give or take]
    Port of Departure: Victoria, British Columbia
    Arrival Age: 17
    Arrival Date: 15 Feb 1951
    Port of Arrival: Port Gamble, Washington
    Ship Name: King Stephen
    Line Number: 2
    Rank: Apprentice

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    HI Marian.
    His discharge book no is very close to mine and going by his date of birth he, [if he went] would have been in sea school around the same time. his uniform is I think a stewards, not an apprentice.
    Cheers Des

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    Yes its a Stewards Uniform from P&O as my late Uncle who was with that Company for a long time wore the same! I recognise it!
    Actually to be quite honest that face is so familiar too,could swear that he and my late Uncle were together at one time in London,when I git to meet up with Uncle Dusty!
    That time he was on the Himalaya. 1958
    Cheers

    Could well have been a Deck Steward with Dusty!??
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    Dear Orient line forum member,

    Thank you for your response on my threat from 30 march. Its a long and dramatic story.

    My name is Hanneke Bruinsma, and I am 58 years old. Two years ago I have heard from my mother that my biological father is a crew member of the s.s. Orion. She only remember his nickname!

    He was part of the crew of the ship the s.s. Orion, part of the Orient line, sailing from Australia to the U.K in the year 1956. He was probably (bedroom-)steward or purser and he served at the first class of the ship. The day of departure from Hobart was 30 August 1956, the day of departure from Melbourne was 03 September 1956. He was about 22-25 years old then. My mother was one of the passengers. They arrived in Tilbury at 06 october 1956.

    The first step for me was to try to get a copy of the crew list from the s.s. Orion. I have received the list from Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL.

    But there are hundreds of names at this crew list. Between 400-500. And only initials and the surnames are mentioned in the lists; not the first name or nickname.

    So I made a selection on steward and purser. Then a selection of age. Between 20 and 25 years. Then there were 62 crewmembers. Hopefully there was the right person between.

    Then I asked for the records of all 62 persons by The National Archive in London, including passport photos. I received the records. The pictures I showed my mother and, independently, a person who olso knew my father. Both they recognized Alan George Dixon as my father. And now I will find him!

    Information I have about my biological father is the following.
    Alan George Dixon
    Born: 02-12-1932 in London
    Nickname: Norman

    So I need your help. I know it's a long time ago, but many travelers, passengers or crew members, are still alive.

    And it is possible that he has also been a crew member on other Orient line ships before or after the period mentioned above. Perhaps on your ship during your trip! Olso it is possible that he was a crewmember by the P&O company.

    My questions to you are:
    • Do you have any information which can help me to find Alan George (Norman)?
    • Are there other persons or companies you can advise me to send my questions to?
    • Do you have photographs of that tour?

    I am very anxious to find him, and to learn if he is still alive, and if I have other relatives.

    I would be very thankful if you can help me on my “quest”. Thank you very much in advance!

    Hanneke Bruinsma
    Born 30 May 1957
    Netherlands

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    Hanneke, good luck with you search. There are some good chaps here who will do what they can for you.
    I saw the Orion many times during the late forties and fifties in Australian ports. Maybe your father was nearby.
    Richard
    Our Ship was our Home
    Our Shipmates our Family

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