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James NIXON

Regimental number21090
Date of birth4 April 1893
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressSilvester Street, Wilston, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, H Nixon, Silvester Street, Wilston, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 35th Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board H.M.A.T. A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularArrived in Australia in 1913.
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date8 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3433 Pte George Hamilton NIXON, 41st Bn, returned to Australia, 22 August 1919.
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 11 May 1916; disembarked Liverpool, England, 10 July 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 17 December 1916 (influenza/catarrh); discharged from hospital to duty, 23 December 1916. Marched in to Australian Artillery Training Depot, Larkhill, 10 January 1917. Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 9 September 1917 (mumps); discharged to Training Depot, 29 September 1917. Promoted E.R. Sergeant, 30 October 1917; reverted to Gunner, 22 July 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 July 1918; taken on strength, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, 14 August 1918; transferred to 7th Field Artillery Brigade, 25 September 1918.

Admitted to 7th Stationary Hospital, 24 February 1919 (bronchitis, severe); transferred to England and admitted to The King George Hospital, London, 2 March 1919. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 12 March 1919; discharged from hospital and granted furlough, 19 March 1919; to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 10 April 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 31 May 1919; discharged, 8 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death11 June 1975
Age at death82
Place of burialCremated: Woronora Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales

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