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William Alfred DIXON

Regimental number1527
Place of birthKiama, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPolice constable
Address105 Smith Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs C E Dixon, 64 Smith Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 97th Algonquin Rifles, Canada.
Enlistment date14 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name18th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal RollAnzac Provost Corps
FateReturned to Australia 16 August 1919
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War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England

Appointed Sergeant, 23 August 1915. Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 27 August 1915 (gun shot wound, head); transferred from Mudros by HS 'Hunts Green' to England, 30 August 1915, and admitted to Military Hospital, New End, Hampstead, London, 16 September 1915.

Transferred to Anzac Provost Corps, 1 January 1917.

Admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 3 December 1918 (no details recorded); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 17 December 1918; discharged, 21 December 1918.

Commenced return to Colombo, Ceylon, on board HT 'Warwickshire', 5 April 1919; to Australia on board HT 'Delta', 16 August 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 September 1919; discharged, 3 November 1919.

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

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