Bertie George RIXON

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RIXON, Bertie George

Service Number: 2957
Enlisted: 14 April 1916, Lismore, New South Wales
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
Born: Grabbin Gullen, New South Wales, 11 January 1894
Home Town: Kyogle, New South Wales
Schooling: Goonellabah Public School
Occupation: Dairy farmer
Died: Killed In Action, Jordan Valley, Palestine, 14 July 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Jerusalem War Cemetery
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Eden Creek District WW1 Honour Roll, Kyogle Great War Honor Roll, Kyogle Methodist WW1 Roll of Honor, Kyogle Shire Council Honour Roll WW1
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World War 1 Service

14 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2957, Lismore, New South Wales
19 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2957, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2957, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, RMS Mooltan, Sydney
14 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 2957, 1st Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2957 Trooper Bertie George (Bert) Rixon, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, of Kyogle, NSW. A dairy farmer prior to enlistment, Tpr Rixon embarked with the 21st Reinforcements from Sydney on RMS Mooltan on 19 August 1916. On 14 July 1918 he was killed in action in the Jordan Valley, Palestine, aged 24 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)