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George Harman DIXON

Regimental number9437
Place of birthEnniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationChemist assistant
Address154 Stirling Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7.75"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Dixon, Duke Street, Athy, Co Carlow, Ireland
Previous military servicenIL
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentSGT (Prov)
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Reinforcement 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 1 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919
Discharge date30 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, Egypt, 28 May 1916; proceeded overseas to France, 16 July 1916; marched in to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 17 July 1916; marched out to reinforce the Australian Medical Corps, 8 August 1916; taken on strength of 6th Field Ambulance, 11 August 1916; promoted to acting Sergeant, 7 January 1917; promoted to temporary Sergeant, 8 February 1917; promoted to Sergeant, 5 March 1917; detached for duty with 5th Field Ambulance, 8 June 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 13 June 1917; detached for duty with 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 23 October 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 8 November 1917; to be temporary Staff Sergeant, 2 February 1918; on leave to United Kingdom, 27 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 13 October 1918.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance and transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 8 December 1918 (ruptured kidney); to Ambulance Train, 9 December 1918; to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 16 December 1918; to England, 27 December 1918; admitted to Southwark Military Hospital, Dulwich, England, 28 December 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 29 January 1919; discharged from hospital and granted leave, 14 February 1919.

Granted leave without pay, 28 February to 28 March 1919; marched in, from leave, to Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Fovant, 29 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 1 June 1919; disembarked Perth, 8 July 1919; discharged, 30 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DIXON George Harman

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