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Oliver Francis DIXON

Date of birth2 August 1888
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSoldier
Address'Woodslea', Parkgrove, Burnley, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Dixon, 'Woodslea', Parkgrove, Burnley, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceRAFA
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain (Adjutant)
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Artillery
Promotions

Major


Unit: 2nd Division Artillery
Promotion date: 21 January 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 2 October 1916

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 8 March 1917

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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