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Service number 286

In April 1918 Harry was hospitalised with a Hernia. Returned to Australia on the 19thApril 1918. Discharged on the 13thMay 1918.

Died on the 31stDecember 1959 at Beaconsfield, Victoria.

Cremated on the 5thJanuary 1960 at Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

Berwick City News (1stMarch 1916)


At Pakenham 10 out of 14 succeeded in passing (an examination of recruits for Military Service). Harry Nixon, of Beaconsfield, also passed last week in Melbourne.”

Berwick City News (19thApril 1916)

“At Beaconsfield last Saturday evening a presentation was made to Private Harry Nixon by a few personal friends. The presentation consisted of a case of silver mounted pipes and an embossed wallet on which was engraved name and date of presentation. The presentation took place at Mr W Paternoster’s private residence, and was made by Mr Lyle. Mr H May spoke in kindly terms of Private Nixon, and all present expressed appreciation of his action in undergoing an operation to render him eligible to enlist. Mr E Williams responded. Heartfelt wishes for Private Nixon’s safe return were expressed, and all joined in singing “For he’s a jolly good fellow”.”

Name NIXON,Henry
Service Number 286
Rank Private
Roll 3 Pioneer Battalion (June 1916)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 6th June 1916
City Melbourne
Ship HMAT Wandilla A62
Age 30 years
Birth Place 1886, Berwick, Victoria
Father George William Nixon, Beaconsfield, Victoria
Mother Margaret (Marting) Nixon
Religion Church of England
Occupation Labourer
Residence Beaconsfield, Victoria
Enlisted 24thFebruary 1916
Height 5 feet, 10¾ inches
Complexion Fresh; Eyes- Grey; Hair- Brown