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James Thomas RIXON

Regimental number3155
Place of birthBega New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTram conductor
Address47 Ruthven Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMrs J Rixon, Family Hotel, Bega, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'In command of his platoon in the operations from the 29 to 31 August, 1918, near Mont St. Quentin, he displayed the greatest gallantry and skill in rushing hostile machine gun posts and capturing guns and prisoners. On one occasion he ran forward alone, shouting to his platoon to charge, gained the position, shot the gunner, and took twenty three prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

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