5. Gerald David Dixon-Spain (Maj.)

O.B.E., M.C.

dob: 1890

Here’s the Gazette on Gerald’s MC.

“For conspicuous skill and gallantry on many occasions. Capt. Dixon-Spain, with 2nd Lt. Reid as pilot, attacked and drove back a hostile machine. A few minutes later four hostile machines were seen, three of which were attacked one after another and driven back, the fourth being accounted for by another patrol. Another time they attacked two hostile machines, shot down one and drove the other back. Two days later they attacked two more machines, of which one is believed to have been destroyed, the other being pursued back to its aerodrome.”

Supplement to the London Gazette, 26 September 1916, 9429

From the Aerodrome

And from Our Heroic Airmen And Their Exploits, found via Google Books:

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Mentioned in the nominal roll of the 23rd Service Battalion Royal Fusiliers

Clerk of the T.T. Races

Record of his marriage to Elsie in Lancashire:

“Marriage: 19 Oct 1916 St John the Baptist, Atherton, Lancashire, England
Gerald Dixon-Spain – 27 Captain R. F. C. Bachelor of Cattering Yorks.
Elsie Jane Sephton – 28 Spinster of Manor House Atherton
Groom’s Father: Thomas Dixon-Spain, Clerk in Holy Orders
Bride’s Father: Robert Sephton, Surgeon
Witness: Robert Sephton; Eliza Sephton; F. M. Dixon-Spain
Married by Banns by: T. Dixon-Spain”

One Comment

  1. Dixon-Spain
    Posted August 5, 2009 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    Gerald was married to Elsie. Gerald died in the late 60s.

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