Beaumont Churchill DICKSON

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DICKSON, Beaumont Churchill

Service Number: 404634
Enlisted: 11 October 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 24 August 1919
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Leichhardt Ward Boys State School & Technical College
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Accidental death during training flight, Cluny, Scotland, UK, 19 January 1942, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Dyce Old Churchyard Cemetery, Scotland
Grave 16 - Special Memorial
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 404634
11 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 404634, Brisbane
11 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 404634
29 Nov 1940: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 404634, from Sydney on ship Aorangi
19 Jan 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 404634

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Beaumont Churchill DICKSON was born in Rockhampton, Queensland on 24th August, 1919

His parents were Mervyn DICKSON & Esther Elizabeth WARD

He enlisted in Brisbane with the RAAF on 11th October, 1940 & then commenced training at No. 2 Initial Training School in Sydney before embarking for Canada and the UK on 29th November, 1940 from Sydney on the ship Aorangi

Beaumont died in an aircraft accident during a training flight  in a Wellington Bomber (1C R1646) over Cluny in Scotland on 19th January, 1942 when serving with the  20 Operational Training in the Royal Air Force (RAF) & is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard in Scotland, Grave no. 16 Special Memorial

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His brother Cedric Mervyn Ward DICKSON served in WW2 in the Army (Q114059)

Another brother Clifford Noel Bedwell DICKSON also served in the Army (Q135990) they were both discharged in 1946

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Obituaries/In Memoriam from the newspapers from his parents Mervyn & Esther and brothers Cedric, Ronald & Clifford over several years

"In the morning and at the going down of the sun - we remember you"

"His life for his country - his memory ours"

"Not just today, but everyday - in silence we remember"

"In the garden of memories, we meet every day"

"Greater love hath no man than this that he lay down his life for his friends"

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"It is not the tears at the time of death,

that tells of a heart that is torn

but the loneliness of the after years,

and the sorrow that is silently borne"

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