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Alfred Odessa Dixon

Name on Board AO Dixon
Name on Service
Alfred Odessa  Dixon
Enlistment Age 22
Occupation Salesman
Place of Birth North Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin Henry O and Ann Jane Dixon
Address 24 Rennie St, North Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 19/06/1915
Service No. 2587
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 15/09/1915
Embarkation Ship SS Makarini
Unit on Embarkation 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 26/08/1918
Unit on Death 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Lance Corporal
Cause of Death Died of wounds
Place of Wounding/
St Martins Wood, Proyart, France
Cemetery or Memorial Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Daours, Picardie, France
Additional Information Attended North Williamstown State School and was associated with the Electra Street Methodist Gymnasium class and the John Street Methodist church and Sabbath School. Prior to moving to Mildura, Alfred Dixon worked for a short time for Mr T J Watt, boot merchant, of Douglas Parade, Williamstown. From Alfred’s Red Cross files we know that, his friend Winnie Chapman of Liverpool, England enquired as to his welfare and received the sad news of his death:  ‘We very much regret sending you such sad news, and assure you of our sincere sympathy with you in the loss of your friend’ Brother: Frederick Rennie Odessa Dixon (325),  killed in action 28/07/1916
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 14 September 1918, p2 Footscray Chronicle, Saturday 21 September 1918, p2
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