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Francis Horace NIXON

Regimental number843
Date of birth28 August 1893
Place of birthMorgan, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationS/Sgt
AddressKensington Road, Kensington, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Nixon, Kensington Road, Kensington, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentStaff Sergeant
Unit name(1st) Divisional Train, 4th Company, Army Service Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 22 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date20 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 2 January 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 8 February 1919, for onward travel to Adelaide by HT 'Morvada'; appointment terminated (discharged), Adelaide, 20 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 October 1972
Age at death80
Place of burialBerri Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, NIXON Francis Horace

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