Nixon, Joseph (No. 6980330)

Nixon, Joseph

Fusilier

No. 6980330, 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Died on active service on Sunday 25 April 1943 (aged 21)

No known grave

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar (Face 11)

BIOGRAPHY

In the 29 December 1943 edition of the Belfast Telegraph it was reported that Company Sergeant Major John Nixon (No. 6976429), Royal Irish Fusiliers was missing.

Company Sergeant Major John Nixon was the husband of Mary Nixon of 21 Hill Street, Holywood and it was later confirmed that he was being held in the German Prisoner-of-War Camp, Stalag III-A, at Luckenwalde, Brandenburg.

At the same time, it was reported in the Press that John’s younger brother, Fusilier Joseph Nixon, was also missing.

Fusilier Joseph Nixon (No. 6980330) who was born in County Tyrone served with the 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and he died on 25 April 1943 in Burma.

There is some evidence to suggest that Fusilier Joseph Nixon (No. 6980330) was a brother of Company Sergeant Major John Nixon (No. 6976429), Hill Street, Holywood.