Jack Dixon

First Name: 
Jack
Last Name: 
Dixon
Mother's Name: 
Mary Dixon nee Russell
Father's Name: 
Joseph Dixon
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, January 3, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Jack Dixon (Service No 5081) was born in Dapto, N.S.W. around 1895. 

At enlistment Jack was single, 21 years old, worked as a labourer and lived at Bombo near Kiama, N.S.W.  He  nominated his father, Joseph, as next of kin; Jack had also served 9 months with the Senior Cadets. 

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A16 Star of Victoria with 13th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement on 31st March 1916.  He arrived in France on 14th June 1916 and was posted to the Anzac Cyclist Battalion on 9th July 1916, joining them in the field on 2nd September 1916. 

Jack became sick and was admitted to hospital on 29th September 1916.  Subsequently he was deemed unfit for active service and returned to Australia in February 1917.  He was discharged medically unfit with a pension due to acute rheumatism on 14th May 1917.

Jack's service is commemorated on the Kiama Memorial Arch and Honour Rolls.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, DIXON J

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