Thomas William DIXON

DIXON, Thomas William

Service Number: 3290
Enlisted: 27 July 1916, Enlisted at Keswick South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hanson, South Australia, Australia, 16 November 1895
Home Town: Hanson, South Australia
Schooling: Hanson Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 16 August 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burra Fallen Soldiers Memorial, Burra Hanson Public School Roll of Honor, Farrell Flat Memorial Hall, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, 3290, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Benalla embarkation_ship_number: A24 public_note: ''
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, 3290, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
26 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 10th Battalion to the 50th Battalion
27 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3290, Enlisted at Keswick South Australia
16 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 3290, 50th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3290 awm_unit: 50 Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-08-16

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Thomas Dixon and Ellen (nee White) Dixon of Hanson, South Australia; brother of Ellen Gladys Dixon, John Amys Dixon, Albert George Dixon and Oliver Charles Dixon

12 July 1915 - Father signed letter of consent for Thomas to serve overseas

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