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William was the son of John and Jane Nixon. He had three siblings, John, Eleanor and Ernest. William was commissioned on 1st December 1914 as a Captain in the Northumberland Fusiliers, 20th (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion. On the first day of the Battle of the Somme, William led the first wave of the attack on 1st July 1916. He was killed in action aged 32.
William is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in Somme, France.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The War Graves Photographic Project. The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919. Stewart and Sheen (1999) Tyneside Scottish.... Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929. Ancestry military records. Ancestry Medal Roll Index Card. Ancestry census (1901). The Long, Long Trail.
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