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James Thomas DIXEY

Regimental number7614
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDriver
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 9.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs R M M Dixey, Amherst Avenue, North Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery (Volunteers).
Enlistment date9 February 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameApril 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 8 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 September 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Fate incorrectly recorded on Nominal Roll as 'Died of Disease'.
Place of burialHargicourt British Cemetery (Plot I, Row L. Grave No. 11), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
174
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 8 August 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 2 October 1917.

Transferred to 5th Pioneer Bn , 7 November 1917.

Found guilty, Sutton Veny, of being absent without leave from midnight, 5 February, until apprehended by the Military Police at 5.45 am, 6 February 1918: admonished.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 March 1918; taken on strength, 5th Pioneer Bn, in the field, 11 March 1918.

Killed in action, 29 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress recorded incorrectly as Amhurst Avenue on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DIXEY James Thomas

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