-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Albert Dixon

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Date of birth: 11th April 1902
Place of birth: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Frederick and Mary Dixon
Wife: Olive Dixon
Previous occupation: Collier
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/X 59353
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

Albert was born on 11th April 1902 in Leeds, Yorkshire to Frederick and Mary Dixon. He was the husband of Olive Dixon, of Fareham, Hampshire. They are known to have had a daughter, Barbara. He was 39 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
12th December 192029th July 1921Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/979
30th July 192130th November 1921CanterburyStoker 2nd ClassADM188/979
1st December 19219th January 1922CanterburyStoker 1st ClassADM188/979
10th January 192231st December 1923Queen ElizabethStoker 1st ClassADM188/979
1st January 19243rd January 1924Queen ElizabethActing Leading StokerADM188/979
4th January 19243rd February 1924Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM188/979
4th February 192431st May 1924FisgardActing Leading StokerADM188/979
1st June 192431st December 1924Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM188/979
1st January 192511th February 1925Victory IILeading StokerADM188/979
12th February 19259th March 1927CrocusLeading StokerADM188/979
10th March 192711th July 1927Victory IILeading StokerADM188/979
12th July 192715th October 1928Dryad (Caterham)Leading StokerADM188/979
16th October 19284th February 1929Victory IILeading StokerADM188/979
5th February 192917th June 1931LondonLeading StokerADM363/135
18th June 193121st July 1931Victory II - IVLeading StokerADM363/135
22nd July 193110th September 1931Osprey (Heather)Leading StokerADM363/135
11th September 19313rd June 1932Osprey (Woolston)Leading StokerADM363/135
4th June 19328th June 1932Victory IILeading StokerADM363/135
9th June 19325th September 1932St. VincentLeading StokerADM363/135
6th September 193230th April 1935Iron DukeLeading StokerADM363/135
1st May 19357th September 1936Victory IILeading StokerADM363/135
8th September 193624th May 1941HoodLeading StokerADM363/135

Additional Photos

Albert and Olive.

Albert (back row/centre) and family/friends.

Albert in "whites".

Albert (front row, centre) and his brother William and sisters Lovie (left) and Nellie (right).

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Albert's name is in Column 2 of Panel 54.

Detail of Albert's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Tom Bryars (photos & information, October 2003)