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Arthur Albert Dixon was born in Ballarat and was a Machinist by trade when he enlisted in the 21st Battalion, 9th Reinforcement on 29 September 1915 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 February 1916. On October 29th 1917 he was wounded in action, gassed, and hospitalised in Belgium then in England. While still in England after the war he married 21 year old Rhoda Angilley at the West Ham Parish Church in May 1918. He then returned to Australia, disembarking at Adelaide in February 1919.
In 1939 while resident in Hickman Street he wrote to the Defence Department seeking a re-issue of his discharge certificate which had been destroyed when his four year old daughter had set fire to a box of papers.
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