BORN HULL 18/04/1888. SON OF CHARLES HENRY DIXON & GEORGINA DIXON – 161 HAWTHORN AVENUE, HULL AND 2 GREEK STREET, HULL. RUPERT’S WIFE, GERTRUDE ALICE DIXON, LIVED AT 45 HODDEN STREET, HAWTHORNE AVENUE, HULL (NAVAL RECORDS ADDRESS).
HIS DRIFTER WAS BLOWN UP BY A SEA MINE, IN THE DARDENELLES, KILLING TWO CREW. HE LEFT A WIDOW AND ONE CHILD. HIS DEATH AND PHOTOGRAPH WERE ALSO REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON THE 20TH OCTOBER 1915, AND IN THE HULL TIMES, ON 23RD OCTOBER 1915. *
HIS DEATH WAS RECORDD ON THE WESTBOURNE STREET, ROLL OF HONOUR (HDM 22/09/1916). HIS BROTHERS SYDNEY AND RALPH DIXON ALSO SERVED.
(SEE HDM PHOTOS – THREE SONS SERVING. Three sons of Mr and Mrs C. H. Dixon of 2, Gree-street, Hull, now serving their country, one of whom has already been killed. The late Mr. Rupert Dixon, formerly chief engineer of H.M.S. drifter, Restore, which was blown up by a mine at the Dardanelles on October 12th, when all the crew were killed. He leaves a widow and one child. Lance Corporal Sydney Dixon, of 4th Batt., East Yorks., now working at Sheffield. Private Ralph Dixon, of the Hull, East Yorks., now working at Messrs. Armstrong and Whitworthâ€™s at Newcastle.).
HMD Restore, built by John Chambers & Co. Ltd., Lowestoft in 1914 and owned at the time of her loss by Royal Navy, was a British navy drifter of 93 tons. On October 12th, 1915, HMD Restore was sunk by gunfire by the German submarine U-39 (Walter Forstmann), in the Otranto Channel