Service number 10918
ORIGINAL NAME PLATE C.1929
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)
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.
|Name||RIX, JAMES HENRY|
|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|
|Ship||HMAT Persic A34|
|Birth Place||1885, Hawthorn, Victoria|
|Father||Henry John Rix, Post Office Officer, Victoria|
|Mother||Jane Elizabeth (Bennett) Rix|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Residence||“Fairview”, Officer, Victoria|
|Height||5 feet, 6¼ inches|
|Complexion||Fresh; Eyes- Blue; Hair- Brown|