NIXON, Douglas Charles
(Service number 23/1134)

Aliases Also Charles Douglas; NIXIN on Cenotaph Database
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank 2nd Lieutenant


Date 10 September 1896 Place of Birth Fairlie

Enlistment Information

Date 28 May 1915 Age 18 years
Address at Enlistment 131 Riccarton Road, Christchurch
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J. NIXON (father), 131 Riccarton Road, Christchurch
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 6 feet 1 inch. Weight 161 lbs. Chest measurement 32-37½ inches. Two pigmented moles on breastbone.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion
Unit, Squadron, or Ship D Company
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian; Egyptian Expeditionary Force; Western European (France)
Service Medals 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date 17 September 1919 Reason Struck off strength.

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Date 3 October 1980 Age 84 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 34, Plot 35
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Douglas Charles Nixon was the youngest in the family of Irish born John Nixon and his Scottish wife, Agnes née Currie. He gave over four years of service. He continued with the Territorial Force and also served in World War Two.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 April 2017]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5922 0086773) [21 April 2017], NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5956 036129) [21 April 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 April 2017]; School Admission Records (South Canterbury Branch & Canterbury Branch NZSG) [18 April 2017]

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