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

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The European War, ca. 1914-1918 / William Henry Dyson
All’s fair in love and war ...

Don’t know why, but I love this image ... Life goes on despite the weary body language of both the Aussie soldier and the European woman. Both seem sick and tired of their situations; but the eye contact still seems to be intense in the middle of all that mayhem. See pic.

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