Victor Rodney Nixon

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First name: Victor

Middle name: Rodney

Last name: Nixon

Personal information:

Private Victor Rodney Nixon, a seaman was born in Balmain, New South Wales and aged 21 years when he enlisted in the 56th Battalion, at Liverpool, 9 June 1915. He embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915 and was returned on the Ceramic for medical reasons, 27 Jan 1916. On 11 Mar. 1916 he embarked for Egypt on board HMAT A32 Themistocles and transferred from the 57th to the 56th Battalion. He was wounded in action in France, 2 Apr. 1917 and returned to Australia on HT Suevic, 20 Nov. 1917 and discharged as medically unfit 23 Feb. 1918

Arthur John Moore Burrowes letters and postcards to his family, 26 January 1918-15 September 1919
'If anything else is added the post card will be destroyed'

Keeping the secrets of battles fought, won and lost, makes for very clinical correspondence from ‘over there’. Reading between the lines about the realities of life in the armed forces must have been very difficult for the recipients of such scant morsels of information. It isn’t exactly a wordy message but I am sure it would have been happily received back home with the first line kept intact. See postcard.

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