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Samuel James RIXON

Regimental number9205
Place of birthGuyra New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressHollybank, Black Mountain
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maria Rixon, Hollybank, Black Mountain
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameDermatological Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/69/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 22 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll9206
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations at WESTHOEK East of YPRES and the area forward of this site, on 4th October 1917, L/Cpl. RIXON showed conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty under most trying conditions of shell and machine gun fire and rain and mud, while helping to remove the wounded to places of safety. He continually carried through the barrage fire and when his squad was broken up by casualties occuring, he formed fresh squads, and at times carried wounded pick-a-back to the Aid Post. He set a very high standard of duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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