Rupert Charles Nixon

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First name: Rupert

Middle name: Charles

Last name: Nixon

Personal information:

Private Rupert Charles Clive Wallace Nixon, a sailor, was born in Balmain, New South Wales and aged 21 when he enlisted, 29 Sept. 1914. He embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses, 22 Dec. 1914 and served as a signaller in the 13th Battalion, 28 Nov. 1914-28 May 1919. He was wounded in Gallipoli, 3 May 1915, invalided to Australia on the Suevic, 8 Oct. 1915 and again embarked from Sydney on the Port Nicholson, 8 Nov. 1916. He was wounded in France, 6 Apr. 1918 and 8 Aug. 1918 and returned to Australia on the Mahia, 4 June 1919

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Street signs, the corner of Frederick St and Dodson Av
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All the WW1 records for my great grand uncle showed he lived in Hanover St, Lidcombe. However, this street no longer exists. Searching in Trove I discovered the street had been renamed to honour another soldier, Private Frederick Doodson who was killed on Anzac Day landing at the Dardanelles. The digitised newspapers helped me to unravel a mystery in the family history. Trove supplied the missing piece to the puzzle and also the reason why the street name was changed, and the wonderful recognition for the local soldier who died.

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