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Richard John NIXON

Regimental number1797
Date of birth4 August 1892
Place of birthSouth Yarra, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDealer
Address24 Ross Street, Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Nixon, 24 Ross Street, Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date18 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Arrived Gallipoli, 11 October 1915; evacuated from Gallipoli, 22 November 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Exempted from military service in World War II (Exemption Certificate No. 79985, 20 March 1942 - medically unfit).
Date of death3 September 1971
Age at death78
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria

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