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Denis Edmund NIX

Regimental number7125
Place of birthWarragul, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressTrafalgar, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.25"
Weight173 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Nix, Trafalgar, Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the Senior Cadets; subsequently moved to exempt area under the Compulsory Military Service scheme.
Enlistment date29 September 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Discharge date22 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 7105 Pte Michael Vincent NIX, 1st Division Train, returned to Australia, 1 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 7 March 1917 (acute bronchitis); discharged to Depot, 19 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 May 1917; taken on strength, 5th Bn, in the field, 29 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 20 September 1917 (shrapnel wound, face and left arm), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 17th Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Ambulance Train No 124; admitted to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, Le Treport, 21 September 1917; transferred to No 3 Convalescent Depot, 20 October 1917; to Base Depot, 31 October 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 April 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 20 December 1917 (abscess, toe), and transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, and then to 1st Australian Division Rest Station; rejoined Bn, in the field, 31 December 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 10 August 1918 (gun shot wound, left thigh), and admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station; to 55th General Hospital, Boulogne, 11 August 1918; to England, 23 August 1918, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Dudley, Birmingham, 24 August 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 31 August 1918; discharged on furlough, 3 September 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 17 September 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 7 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 23 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 22 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NIX Denis Edmund

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