Reginald John DIXON

DIXON, Reginald John

Service Number: 5331
Enlisted: 16 February 1916, Only 17 years and 2 months when enlisted
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, 22 April 1899
Home Town: Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tailor
Died: Tarro, New South Wales, Australia , 9 June 1960, aged 61 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: East Maitland Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia
Catholic Section 20. Plot 13.
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World War 1 Service

16 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5331, 19th Infantry Battalion, Only 17 years and 2 months when enlisted
22 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 5331, 19th Infantry Battalion
22 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, 5331, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney
12 Oct 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 18th Infantry Battalion
7 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 5331, 18th Infantry Battalion, 2nd MD

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery 
Returned Digger from The Great War to have his Honour and Dignity restored with DVA marble chip grave and plaque.

Private John Reginald (enlisted as Reginald John) Dixon, 19th& 18th Battalions (Reg No-5331), tailor from Short Street, Parramatta, New South Wales and 20 King Street, Newcastle, N.S.W. and 39 Christie Road, Tarro, N.S.W., father of three (Regina, James, Carl), was laid to rest at East Maitland Catholic Cemetery (Section 20. Plot 13.) on the 11th June 1960, age 61.

Admitted to hospital 21.3.1917 (septic right hand), 18.8.1917 (not stated), 12.11.1917 (scabies), 23.11.1917 (dermatitis).

I submitted an application to DVA March 2022 asking for a Commonwealth War Graves Plaque to be placed at the gravesite, and this was accepted March 2022.

Many thanks to Carl Dixon for the notification, photos and family history.

Lest we forget.