Ralph Taylor DIXON

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DIXON, Ralph Taylor

Service Number: 886
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Enlisted at Sydney
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Waradgery, Hay, New South Wales, 1894
Home Town: Narrandera, Narrandera, New South Wales
Schooling: Hay and Narrandera Public Schools, New South Wales
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 24 May 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, originally buried but grave was lost Panel 19 Rev. J. McKenzie officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 886, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sydney
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Corporal, SN 886, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Corporal, SN 886, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
1 Apr 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 3rd Infantry Battalion
27 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 886, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Wounded and returned to duty
24 May 1915: Involvement SN 886, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George Huntley Dixon and Mary Dixon of 68 O'Connor Street, Haberfield, NSW formerly of Hay, NSW

Brother of William Ewart Dixon who was killed in action on 2 May 1917 while serving with the 20th Battlion and has no known grave. His name appears on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Served his carpentary apprenticeship with his father