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Rosslyn Wright NIXON

Date of birth4 June 1894
Place of birthMorgan, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressKensington Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8.75"
Weight139.5 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Nixon, Kensington Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Previous military service19th AASC
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name(1st) Divisional Train, 4th Company, Army Service Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Train
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


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

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) (termination of period of enlistment), 20 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 August 1963
Age at death69
Place of burialBerri Cemetery, South Australia

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