Albert Rixon

First Name: 
Albert
Last Name: 
Rixon
Mother's Name: 
Louisa Rixon nee Vincent
Father's Name: 
William Rixon
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, August 27, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Company: 
A
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, December 1, 1964
Details: 

Albert Rixon (Service No 161), was born in Wollongong, N.S.W., around 1877.

At enlistment, he was single, 38 years old, worked as a storeman, had served 5 years with the Militia, and was a member of the Wollongong Rifle Club.

Albert embarked on HMAT A19 Afric, with the 1st Battalion, A Company, on 18th October 1914. He arrived in Egypt in December 1914 with the first contingent, and after training, was sent to Gallipoli, Turkey. Albert landed on 25th April 1915, and served during those first chaotic days without wounding. He was admitted to hospital with pleurisy, whilst in Gallipoli, but he did not recover. Albert was evacuated to Egypt, and repatriated to Australia in October 1915. He was discharged medically unfit on 16th June 1916.

Albert died in 1964.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, RIXON ALBERT

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