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William Nixon living in Gleichen before and after WW1

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William Nixon living in Gleichen before and after WW1

Posted: 1330384458000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Nixon

I am wondering if anyone can help me find more information about my grandmother's brother, William Henry Nixon?

William was born in Co. Cavan, Ireland on 17 Feb 1890. In 1901 he was living in a Dublin orphange, and the next record I have been able to find for him is his enlistment with the WW1 Canadian Expeditionary Force in Feb 1915. He signed up at Calgary so he must have emigrated to Canada at some point. He served with the 10th Canadian Field Ambulance in France for the remainder of WW1 and was demobilised to Gleichen, Alberta, Canada in Feb 1919. His peace time occupation was recorded as a painter.

According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, William died on 8 Feb 1921 as a result of his service in WW1 and is buried at Calgary Union Cemetery.

I have received a copy of William's Canadian Military Service Record from Library and Archives Canada. However I am looking for any other information that can help me build more of the story of William's life, particularly his time in Canada before and after WW1. Any help or suggestions of where to look would be very much appreciated.

Kind regards
Anita (New Zealand)

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