Thursday, 8 September 2016

John Nixon 1893 - 1915

Private John Nixon 5th June 1915 Barnsley Chronicle
with thanks to 
Barnsley Archives
Born:  1893

Military Service:

Regiment and Battalion Duke of Wellington West Riding Regiment 2nd Battalion
Service number and Rank:  3/10286 Private
Entered Theatre of War:  France on 18 February 1915
Awards: The Victory Medal, the British War Medal, the 1915 Star

Death:  5th May 1915 age 22

Buried at:  Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery
Grave Reference: 11.P.9

St Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial

Links & Notes:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Lives of the First World War
John Nixon was the only son of John and Mary Jane Nixon, Barnsley.
He was killed in action during the second battle of Ypres, aged 22

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