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John Samuel DIXON

Regimental number2360
Place of birthYarraville Queensland
AddressChetwynd, Casterton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs E M Griffith, Chetwynd, Casterton, Victoria
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Westhoek on 20 September 1917.
Recommendation date: 25 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

Military Medal

'On September 20th near WESTHOEK this N.C.O. did most excellent work during the whole operation. During some heavy shelling he was wounded in two places but remained on duty until the situation was cleared, continuing to command his detached post. He did not leave until ordered to the rear. His example was one displaying great courage and soldierly spirit.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 June 1968
Age at death75
Place of burialWest Wyalong Cemetery, New South Wales

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