Hundreds Attend Funeral of 100-Year-Old Manchester Veteran Who Had No UK Relatives

Hundreds of people attended the funeral of a 100-year-old veteran and Manchester resident who had no known relatives in the UK on Wednesday, October 9.

Oswald Dixon, who died last month, joined the Royal Air Force in Kingston, Jamaica, and moved to Manchester, England, during the Second World War, the BBC reported.

Dixon joined as a flight mechanic and remained in the service teaching new recruits until he retired, the Manchester Evening News said.

He moved into Broughton House, a nursing home for veterans in Salford, in the Greater Manchester area, in 2015.

Chris Lindsay, the CEO of Broughton House, said on Wednesday: “On behalf of all the residents and staff at BH, I would like to thank the military and veteran community, the people of GM [Greater Manchester] and all those who travelled from afar and braved the elements to show their respect and support today. Oswald will be missed by us all.” Credit: Carl Austin-Behan via Storyful