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Name:
Thomas Watson Nixon
Casualty No.:
Initials:
T W
Service No.:
37022
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Teesdale
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
1/4th Battalion, Essex Regiment
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Marwood Cottage, Barnard Castle
Civilian Employment:
Cause of Death:
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Protestant Cemetery, Haifa
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Thomas probably never enlisted in the military services. he was employed as a driver for the Government Locomotive Superintendent of the Palestine railways. His final job had been to take a motor trolley ahead of a train from Harta to Jerusalem that was carrying a VIP. On his return to Harta the trolley left the line and he was killed. 

Teesdale Mercury-19/03/1919: Upper dale notes: Memorial Service

Family Details:

Son of Mr Winter Nixon, gamekeeper, the cottage, Flatts. 

Two of Thomas' brothers, William Nixon and Acting- Sergeant G.W Nixon served in the army. 

Teesdale Mercury-10/01/1917: Local and other notes: 3 sons serving

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Sources:
Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; First Name: St Mary's data; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Date of Death: St Mary's data; Buried: St Mary's data; Service: Barnard Castle Absent Voters List 1918 (DCRO); Ranks: Barnard Castle Absent Voters List 1918 (DCRO); Service Number: Barnard Castle Absent Voters List 1918 (DCRO); Unit: Barnard Castle Absent Voters List 1918 (DCRO); Home Address: Barnard Castle Absent Voters List 1918 (DCRO);