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RIX James Henry

Service number 10918

James was first married to Sarah Ann Haw, she passed away in 1909. On the 8th May 1919 James married Mabel Hill at St Pauls Church, Liverpool, England. He remained an orchardist living at “Fairview”, Officer.

Returned to Australia on the 2ndJune 1919.

Discharged on the 4thSeptember 1919.

Berwick Shire News (4thAugust 1915)

“Local Notes.

A very enjoyable dance was given by the ladies of Beaconsfield on the 21st ultimo, in aid of the Red Cross Funds. There were about 50 couples present, amongst the guests being the following recruits:- Messrs A May, H Harbour, L Paternoster, J Rix and J Tucker. (Since that date others have enlisted.) A most pleasant evening was spent.”

The Argus (24thMarch 1938)

“Rix – On the 23rd March at Prince Henry’s Hospital, James Henry the dearly beloved eldest son of Henry John and the late Jane Elizabeth and loving brother of Bert, Lil, Pic and May.

A patient sufferer at rest.

Beloved husband of Mabel, loved father of Laurel and Elizabeth.”

Died on the 23rd March 1938 at Melbourne, Victoria.

Buried on the 24th March 1938 at Berwick Cemetery.

Service Number 10918
Rank Driver
Roll 3 Divisional Train (Army Service Corps) Headquarters, 22,23 and 24 Companies (May-June 1916)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 3rd June 1916
City Melbourne
Ship HMAT Persic A34
Age 29 years
Birth Place 1885, Hawthorn, Victoria
Father Henry John Rix, Post Office Officer, Victoria
Mother Jane Elizabeth (Bennett) Rix
Religion Church of England
Occupation Farmer
Residence “Fairview”, Officer, Victoria
Enlisted 9thJuly 1915
Height 5 feet, 6¼ inches
Complexion Fresh; Eyes- Blue; Hair- Brown