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Henry Norman RIXON

Regimental number1916
Date of birth8 September 1892
Place of birthUralla, New South Wales
SchoolUralla Public School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationRailway employee
AddressUralla, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Horatio Pem Rixon, Uralla, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date7 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 4th Divisional Artillery, 21 April 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 13 June 1916.

Admitted to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 4 November 1916; transferred to England, 8 November 1916; admitted to No. 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 21 December 1916 (influenza).

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 February 1917; transferred to 10th Field Artillery Brigade, 13 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 8 October 1918 (gun shot wound, left foot); transferred to England, 12 October 1918, and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital, Thorpe, Norwich, 13 October 1917.Transferred to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 19 November 1918. Discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 23 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Somali', 10 December 1918; discharged, 7 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 January 1973
Age at death80
Place of burialCremated: Beresfield Crematorium; ashes interred in Armidale Catholic Cemetery, New South Wales

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