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Nixon Hughie BLEAKLEY

Regimental number377
Place of birthHorsham, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressHorsham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinS Bleakley, Horsham, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 9 September 1915

FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1916
Discharge date7 July 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 20 May 1916.

Wounded in action, Anzac, 5 June 1915 (gun shot wound, arm: slight); transferred to Alexandria, and disembarked 10 June 1915, and admitted to Base Hospital, Mustapha.

Rejoined Regiment, Gaba Tepe, 6 June 1915.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 27 August 1915 (gun shot wounds, back and hip: severe); disembarked Malta, 8 September 1915, and admitted to St Elmo Hospital, 9 September 1915 (shrapnel wounds); transferred to England, and admitted to King George Hospital, Stamford Street, London SE, 22 September 1915; discharged to A&NZ Base, Weymouth, 22 January 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Ascanius', 17 March 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 30 April 1916; discharged, 7 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 October 1975 Horsham, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLEAKLEY Nixon Hughie
NAA: B73, BLEAKLEY Nixon Hughie

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