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Charles Ashwin NIXON

Place of birthAshfield, New South Wales
SchoolNewington College, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Lynnwood', Malton Road, Beecroft, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, W M Nixon, 'Lynnwood', Malton Road, Beecroft, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 March 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameLight Trench Mortar Battery, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/130/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted December 1915. Obtained his commission in the Engineers. Embarked in charge of the 1st Light Trench Mortar Battery; was transferred in England to the artillery. Was in action from the beginning of Passchendaele to after Mont St Quentin. Was wounded standing to his gun at Templo. (details from father)
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingTemplo
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialDoingt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 39), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Mark and Ada E. NIXON, Malton Road, Beecroft, New South Wales. Native of Ashfield, New South Wales

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