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Frank Allen DIXON

Regimental number2575
Place of birthCastlemaine, Victoria
SchoolOakvale State School, Victoria
Other trainingAustralian Coaching College
AddressCythorne, Leura Grove, Upper Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.25"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, H Dixon, Cythorne, Leura Grove, Upper Hawthorn, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 48th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date17 May 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Creswick and Kate DIXON, 'Eythorne', Leura Grove, Upper Hawthorn, Victoria. Native of Wattle Flat, Castlemaine, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: 1314 Pte Ernest Frank WILKIN, 29th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to ANZAC Advanced Base, Mudros, 18 November 1915, ex-Alexandria; transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 19 November 1915; to No 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 19 November 1915 (mumps); to ANZAC Advanced Base, Mudros, 6 December 1915.

Taken on strength of 7th Bn, Sarpi Camp, Lemnos, 24 December 1915, and reverted to the rank of Private.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 59th Bn, 24 February 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Promoted Corporal, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Promoted Lance Sergeant, 13 July 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on B.103, 'presumed buried at 5J9043 to 5K0251 in No Man's Land[,] Sheet Hazebrouck 5a'.

Sergeant Dixon was reported as prisoner at Hotel de la Paix, Leysin, Switzerland, in February 1917. By May 1917, it had been established this report false and there was no trace of him at this time.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DIXON Frank Allen
Red Cross file 921104

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