Frank Pierpoint LAXTON

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LAXTON, Frank Pierpoint

Service Number: 305
Enlisted: 6 January 1915
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 11th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Murtoa, Victoria, 1888
Home Town: Dalby, Western Downs, Queensland
Schooling: State School, Victoria
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, Palestine, 19 April 1917
Cemetery: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
Plot 18, Row F, Grave 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dalby War Memorial, Kupunn HB1, Kupunn HB2
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World War 1 Service

6 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 11th Light Horse Regiment
10 Feb 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 11th Light Horse Regiment
17 Feb 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 11th Light Horse Regiment
2 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 305, 11th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Borda, Brisbane
29 Aug 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, 5th Light Horse Regiment
22 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, 11th Light Horse Regiment
24 Feb 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, 4th Light Horse Regiment
12 Mar 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, 11th Light Horse Regiment
19 Apr 1917: Involvement Sergeant, SN 305, 11th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Frank Pierpoint LAXTON was born in 1887 at Murtoa, Victoria

His parents were Edward LAXTON and Elizabeth BURTON who married in 1883 in Victoria

He enlisted for WW1 on 6th January, 1915 & embarked from Brisbane with the 11th Light Horse Regiment on 2nd June, 1915 on the HMAT Borda

Frank died of wounds on 19th April, 1917 in Palestine and was first buried near Wadi Sihan, outside of Gaza and re-interred in the Gaza War Cemetery

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Dalby Honour Roll in Queensland - he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Victory Medal.

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