In Memory of

John Rix


Who Died on August 22, 1917

Age 22

Service Number 424355

Regiment/Unit: 28th (North-west) Battalion

Citation: N/A

Additional Info: Mr. Rix was born February 28, 1895 in Scoulton, Norfolk, England, the son of Frederick and Happy Rix, of Drury Lane, Carbrook, Thetford, Norfolk, England. He was working as a farm hand when he enlisted in the 45th Battalion at Brandon, Manitoba on March 11, 1915. At the time of his enlistment, Mr Rix was 5'51/4" tall with black hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion. According to the 28th Battalion War Diary, there were 21 "Other Ranks" casualties on the day John died. The 28th Battalion was involved in an attack towards the junction of the LENS-BETHUNE road (north of Lens) and CINNIBAR Trench (it was in close support of the 27th and 29th Battalions).

His military records are available from the National Archhives of Canada, reference RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8309 - 54

Honors and Awards: N/A

Burial Information: Sergeant Rix has no known grave. He is commomorated on the Vimy Memorial in France.

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