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Alfred Leslie NIX

Regimental number6741
Date of birth_/_/1889
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
AddressChetwynd, 52 View Street, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 5.25"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Nix, Chetwynd, 52 View Street, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'As Wagon Orderly corporal this N.C.O., on 15th and 16th May 1917 near Noreuil showed marked bravery and devotion to duty under heavy shell fire. Shells were constantly playing around his wagon, and fragments struck it, yet he carried out his duties with fearlessness, coolness and skill. On many other occasions between the 9th and 23rd May he displayed a high degree of courage and coolness. This N.C.O. was mentioned in dispatches in 8/12/16.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 5617 Cpl Rupert Henry NIX, 17th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death_/_/1958
Place of burialMaroubra, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, NIX Alfred Leslie

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