Topic: Roy Nix
From research done in 2008 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.
Full name: Roy Nix
Date of Birth: 1891
Serial number: 53060
Occupation before enlistment: Farmer
First known rank: Private
Embarkation date: 14 July 1917
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation unit: 27th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
Last unit served: Wellington Infantry Regiment
Rank last held: Private
Place of death: Bapaume, France
Date of Death: 24 August 1918
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery name: Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont
Son of Lewis and Sarah Nix of Carterton and husband of Elsie Nix, also of Carterton.
His father was chairman of Parkvale School from 1880 to 1884 and 1893-1895, he was on the committee 1899-1901. Roy attended Parkvale School during the 1900s.
Under 'Personal Items' in the Wairarapa Daily Times, 6 August 1918 "Private Roy Nix, only son of Mr. L. Nix, of Masterton, has been killed in action. Deceased enlisted and left New Zealand with the 28th Reinforcements. He had been nine months in the trenches at the time of his death. Deceased formerly had a farm at Parkvale, and was a well-known Carterton footballer. He was 27 years of age and leaves a widow, a daughter of Mr and Mrs A. C. Rigg, of Carterton."
Student researcher: Bridget Connor