(Service number 47997)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Rifleman|
|Date||26 January 1897||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||3 May 1917||Age||20|
|Address at Enlistment||Hawera, Taranaki Region, New Zealand|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||A.P. Dix (Father), Saint Andrews, South Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Religion||Church Of England|
|Medical Information||Fit for service|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||25 Reinforcements, H Company|
|Date||26 April 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Plymouth, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion|
|Campaigns||Western European (Ypres)|
|Service Medals||British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||Reason||4 July 1917|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
1 July 1917 - Admitted to hospital ship
|Date||12 October 1917||Age||21|
|Place of Death||Ypres Belgium|
|Cause||Killed In action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|Memorial Reference||NZ Apse, Panel 7|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Otaio War Memorial; St Andrews War Memorial|
Sixth child (of nine) of Mr And Mrs Arthur Perciful Dix of St Andrew's, Timaru.
Peter Bennet recounts that: "... From the monthly war gazette, Gerald was shown missing in action for around 6 months lying in no mans land dead. Recovered around April 1918, the Gazette then showed him as officially dead and like many other parents of children gone to war, they received an official letter to tell them there son was no longer missing as his body had been recovered with his tag on the hills of Passchendaele."
Gerlad's borther, Arthur George Dix, also served, being wounded at Gallipoli.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [4/09/2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5537 0034143) [4/8/2013]; SCRoll web submission from P Bennet, 9 April 2015
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