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Michael Vincent NIX

Regimental number7105
Place of birthWarragul, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShare farmer
AddressTrafalgar, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 5.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Michael Nix, Trafalgar, Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 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 Roll1st Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Discharge date23 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 7125 Pte Denis Edmund NIX, 5th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 November 1916; disembarked lymouth, England, 29 January 1917; marched in to 5th Training Bn, Durrington, 30 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; taken on strength, 5th Bn, in the field, 11 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 26 January 1918 (shell wound, foot), and admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 27 January 1918; to England, 31 January 1918, and admitted to Military Hospital, Endell Street, London (gun shot wound, bullet, foot); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 6 February 1918; discharged on furlough, 21 February 1918, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 7 March 1918.

Found guilty, 1 April 1918, of being absent without leave in London from 11 am, 7 March, until 10.15 am, 1 April 1918: awarded forfeiture of 25 days' pay; total forfeiture: 50 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 June 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 30 June 1918.

Transferred to 1st Divisional Train, 23 December 1918, and mustered as Driver.

On leave to United Kingdom, 12 February 1919.

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 27 February 1919, while on leave (bronchitis), and reverted to Private; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 March 1919 (myalgia).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Shropshire', 1 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 16 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 23 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 July 1940
Age at death55
Place of burialTrafalgar Cemetery, Victoria. Photo: Anne McNaught
SourcesNAA: B2455, NIX Michael Vincent

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