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George Herbert

Private. 28th Bn. SN 5583. Returned 21.2.1918. Invalided

Date Enlisted 10/04/1916
Service Number SN 5583
Age of Enlistment 19 years 2 months
Place of Enlistment Perth, WA
Place of Birth Perth, WA
Previous Military Experience 38th Battery AFA since serving
Occupation Engineer (WAGR)
Marital Status Single
Religion Church of England
School Attended Guildford State School
Address History Father - Joshua George Dixon 28th Bn. AIF and Mother - East Parade, Mt Lawley, WA

Military History

Embarked Fremantle per ‘Surada’ A 5 for UK 15.9.1917.
Roll Rank Private.
Roll Unit 28th Bn. 15th Reinf.
Dixon disembarked at Plymouth with his Bn. 20.11.1917. He marched in to 7th Training Bn. at Rollestone, UK 7.12.1916. Dixon was appointed T/Driver 18.5.1916. He proceeded overseas to France 22.5.1918 and was taken on strength with the 28th Bn. 12.6.1917. He fought at the battle of Ypres, at Flanders. Dixon was invalided to England following a syncopal attack (losing consciousness) 1.11.1917. He was transferred to HS' Peter de Conick' with synovitis 8.11.1917 and was admitted to Hammersmith Hospital 9.11.1917. Dixon was invalided to Australia for a ‘change’.
Embarked per HT ‘Balmoral Castle’ for return to Australia 1.2.1918 with debility disordered action of the heart (DAH).
Returned/Disembarked 21.2.1918.
Discharged 9.4.1918.
Final Rank Private, 28th Bn AIF.
Medical Condition Invalided with debility syncopal attacks.
Awards and Medals
British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Photo The Sun 6.5.1917 p6
Information Source

The Sun Kalgoorlie
Guildford Primary School Honour Roll
Guildford War Memorial
NAA: B2455, Dixon G H
AWM Embarkation Roll- George Herbert Dixon

Mt Lawley. WA.