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Michael DIXON

Regimental number606
Place of birthLiverpool, Lancashire, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address79 George Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34.3
Height5' 10"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinGeorge Dixon, Farns, Co Wexford, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 14 years in British Army, India; resigned at own request.
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 September 1914
Place of enlistmentKensington, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name1 Divisional Train (1 to 4 Coys Army Service Corps) October, 1914
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1915
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
181
Discharge date15 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kyarra', 17 July 1915; discharged (medically unfit: spleno medullary leukemia), Melbourne, 15 May 1916.

Died of leukemia, 23 June 1916; death attributed to War Service.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 June 1916
Place of burialCoburg General Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, DIXON Michael

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