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Everett George Dixon

Interviewed by his granddaughter, Kelcie Dixon, and Janelle London

As a young man, Everett George Dixon travelled to Italy, France, Belgium, and Holland as part of the Canadian war effort in World War 2. Everett was 24 years of age when he volunteered to go to war. He listed his name on a signup sheet in Charlottown; he was enlisted in 1941, on September the 2nd. Everett felt very helpful to his country, but was a little bit nervous to go. Before, when he was younger, he had never thought about going to war.

Everett was ranked gunner, which is the person who helps to position the large guns and get them ready for fire against the enemies, the Nazi Germans. He was hurt severely; he was shot in the head, and also the left shoulder. He was out of action for eight days due to his injuries. Everett was away from his family and friends for a total of four and a half years. The war he fought in lasted from 1939 to 1945. When he heard that the war was over, it was January 11, 1945.

For his bravery and heroism, Everett was awarded five medals, the Italy Star, France Star, Germany Star,Defence Medal, and the Canadian Volunteer Medal and Clasp. Everett today is eighty years old, a hero from Montague, Prince Edward Island!


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Veterans Affairs Canada
Air Force Association of Canada
Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
The War Amps of Canada
The Royal Canadian Legion
RCAF 424
102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion
85th Canadian Infantry Battalion - Nova Scotia Highlanders
South Saskatchewan Regiment
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment of Canada
422 Squadron R.C.A.F.