Lance Corporal J. Nixon


The background of this man is not known at present, other than that he was born around 1895.

Nixon enlisted in the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron between 19 February and 3 March 1915 (No. UD/217). On 6 October 1915 he embarked for France with his squadron, which was then serving as divisional cavalry to the 36th (Ulster) Division. In June 1916 the squadron joined with C and F Squadrons of the North Irish Horse to form the 2nd North Irish Horse Regiment, serving as corps cavalry to X Corps.

In August-September 1917 the 2nd NIH Regiment was disbanded and most of its men were transferred to the infantry. Nixon, however, was one of fourteen of the regiment who just prior to that (on 18 July) had been transferred to the Military Mounted Police (No. P/12041). He remained with the military police until the end of the war.


This page last updated 3 May 2023.