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Sydney Frederick DIXON

Regimental number5531
Place of birthChelsea, London, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor engineer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, H E Dixon, Campbell Hill, Marylands, New South Wales
Previous military service7th Australian Light Horse
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAnzac Provost Corps
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1919
Discharge date24 November 1919
Other details

War service: proceeded from Alexandria, Egypt, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 2 April 1916. Transferred to 1st Division Trench Mortar Battery, 4 August 1916; to Anzac Provost Corps, 12 August 1917. Married Edith DAY, Weymouth, England, 17 March 1919. Commenced return to Australia on board 'Katoomba', 8 August 1919; disembarked in Sydney, 25 September 1919; discharged, 24 November 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName spelled Sidney on Embarkation Roll.
Date of death13 November 1974
Age at death79
Place of burialWodonga Cemetery, Victoria

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