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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Earl Willard Dickinson

In memory of:

Flying Officer Earl Willard Dickinson

August 15, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/11845

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

420 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of William H. and Elvena M. Dickinson, of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 153 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MALTA MEMORIAL
Malta

Grave Reference:

Panel 10, Column 1.

Location:

The MALTA MEMORIAL is situated in the area of Floriana and is easily identified by the Golden Eagle which surmounts the column. It stands outside the King's Gate, the main entrance to Valletta. The Memorial takes the form of a column fifteen metres high of travertine marble from Tivoli in the Sabine Hills near Rome, incised with a a light reticulated pattern and surmounted by a gilded bronze eagle two metres high. The column stands on a circular base around which the names are commemorated on bronze panels. The MALTA MEMORIAL, built on a site generously provided by the Government of Malta, commemorates those who lost their lives whilst serving with the Commonwealth Air Forces flying from bases in Austria, Italy, Sicily, islands of the Adriatic and Mediterranean, Malta, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, West Africa, Yugoslavia and Gibraltar, and who have no known grave. The bravery of the people of the island of Malta between the years 1940 - 1942 was honoured with the unique award of the George Cross.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flying Officer Earl Willard Dickinson is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Earl Willard Dickinson is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Earl Willard Dickinson– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Poem– Remembrance Day

There are times that we want to forget
And events that we can't recollect
But this day in November
We'll always remember
The soldiers to whom we're in debt

They were young, full of life and ambition
But some dreams never reached their fruition
With their lives put on hold
They were daring and bold
And accomplished their ultimate mission

Most returned when the fighting was done 
And the war had been finally won
Many others did not
Having died where they fought
At the flash of an enemy gun

But in spirit they'll always be here
To our hearts they will always be near
For the price that was paid
And the sacrifice made
Let's remember each day of the year

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