RAF veteran with no family dies age 100
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Appeal For Mourners To Attend Funeral Of An RAF War Veteran Who Had No Family
RAF war veteran Oswald Dixon passed away on Wednesday, September 25, aged 100 in the care of Broughton House in Salford.
Oswald had celebrated his 100th birthday in April, where he received birthday greetings from the Queen.
He joined the RAF in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1944 as a flight mechanic and moved to Britain before the Second World War ended.
Broughton House Chief Executive, Chris Lindsay, said: “Broughton House is saddened to announce the passing of former RAF servicemen Oswald Dixon who died at the age of 100 years on Wednesday, September 25.
“It is with regret that Oswald has no family members in the UK, and his funeral will take place at Agecroft Crematorium on Wednesday 9th of October”.
At his 100th birthday celebration, the centenarian stated that he “always tried to live life as it should be lived, by doing things for other people”, Lindsay said. “His warm character will be missed by everyone involved at Broughton House,” the executive added.
Co-op Funeral Care in Salford has arranged his funeral for Agecroft Cemetery and Crematorium in Salford on Wednesday, October 9 from 2.30pm. People are encouraged to attend and pay their respects.
[Source - Lancashire Telegraph]