Alec Luffman AXTENS


AXTENS, Alec Luffman

Service Number: 96
Enlisted: 11 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Bristol, England, 19 September 1894
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Merchant Venturers Technical College, Bristol, England
Occupation: Wool Merchant
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 30 May 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli
Row B, Grave 12 Rev. E. Markham officiated
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
12 Jan 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 96, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
12 Jan 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 96, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Armadale, Melbourne
12 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT A26 Armadale from Melbourne
30 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 96, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Arrived in Australia aged 2 years

9 Light Horse Regiment

Rank - Trooper

Killed by bullet wound to the head while on Walker's Ridge, ANZAC Cove

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of William and Sarah Annie Axtens, of Hotwells Rd., Clifton, Bristol, England.