Ref ID: 6236
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate relating to Lance Corporal Edward Nixon.
Name: Edward Nixon.
Service Number: 3086.
Rank: Lance Corporal.
Battalion: 1st Battalion.
Regiment: Irish Guards.
Born: 27th June 1888, Belfast.
Died: 1st November 1914.
Address: 92 Battenberg Street, Belfast
Edward Nixon, son of John and Mary Nixon, lived at 92 Battenberg Street, Shankill Road, Belfast
The 1901 Ireland Census has Edward living at 51 Lawnbrook Avenue, Shankill Road, Belfast with his mother, father, occupation, Linen Power Loom Tenter, four brothers, John, 21 years, Cooper, David 19 years, Foundry Machine Fitter, William 17 years, Foundry Machine Fitter, Thomas, 15 years, Linen Factory Machine Boy, and two sisters, Mary, 10 years, Alice, 8 years. Edwards occupation at this time is given as Linen Factory Machine Boy
The 1911 Ireland Census has Edwards family living at 92 Battenberg Street, Shankill Road, Belfast
Edward joined the Irish Guards.
He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on the 13th August 1914.
Edward was a Lance Corporal in 1st Battalion Irish Guards when he was Killed In Action on the 1st November 1914 aged 26 years
Edwards Soldiers Effects were left to his mother.
His Will, signed and dated 6th August 1914, left his Estate and Effects to his mother.
A Pension Application Form shows his mother as claimant.
Dependant Pension Application Forms show his mother as claimant also
Edward received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914 Star
He is Remembered at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
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