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Alfred Richard HIXON

Regimental number559
Place of birthBeenleigh, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o V H Wooster, Charters Towers PO, Charters Towers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss V H Wooster, Charters Towers PO, Charters Towers, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil (lived in exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date13 September 1916
Place of enlistmentEmerald, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 12, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Discharge date12 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 19 February 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 6 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 12 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HIXON Alfred Richard

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