John Angus LOXTON


LOXTON, John Angus

Service Number: 3181
Enlisted: 30 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion
Born: Mt Cole, Victoria, Australia, 1879
Home Town: Holyoake, Murray, Western Australia
Schooling: Mt Cole
Occupation: Sleeper Cutter
Died: Died of wounds, United Kingdom, 27 October 1916
Cemetery: Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery, London England
16 33431 M
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3181, 28th Infantry Battalion AMF
18 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3181, 28th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
18 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3181, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Fremantle
27 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3181, 51st Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

John Angus LOXTON

John Angus LOXTON was born in 1879 Warrak, Mt Cole area, Victoria.

He was the second son of Samuel Loxton (d. 1890) and Jessie /Janet (Cameron)

He was not married and enlisted at Blackboy Hill, Western Australia, a military camp, (renamed Greenmount )

John was 36 1/2 yrs when he enlisted on 6/9/1915. He 5 ft 10 1/2 ins with hazel eyes and dark hair.

He lived at Holyoake, Western Australia where he worked in the timber industry as a sleeper cutter.

His widowed mother had moved there from Victoria with the family after remarrying in 1890.
According to AIF project he was wounded at Pozieres, Somme section, France.
18/1/1916 He embarked at Freemantle on HMAS “MEDIC”
2/4/1916 Taken on strength from 7th Trng. Batn, ex 24th Batn Rfts to 51st Batn.
2/4/1916 Allotted to and proceeded to join 51st Batn.
3/9/1916 Wounded in action France.(States 51st Batn)
8/9/1916 Embarked on H.S. Stad Anterpen at Calais for England-gunshot wound shoulder.
8/9/1916 Admitted to King George Hospital, gunshot wound shoulder.

On 27th October, 1916, at 7.10 a,m, he died of wounds at the age of 38, Gunshot wound which caused spinal injuries which made him a paraplegic.

He died in London, England. King George Hospital, buried 30/10/1916 Nunhead (All Saints) London,
Cemetery. (16.33431M)

His brother George Samuel LOXTON (2463) also joined 25/5/1916 from Victoria.

1916 - November 6 - KILLED IN ACTION
LOXTON - On October 27, 1916, died of wounds, England, Private John Angus Loxton, dearly beloved second son of Mrs. T. Jones, stepson of T. Jones, Holyoake;(Thomas BOX/JONES) brother of Alex, Mrs. Alcorn (Christina LOXTON ), Mrs. Brown (Holyoake) (?Marian/Marion LOXTON) ,
Mrs. W. Bell (Wellington Mills),(Mary Janet (LOXTON) married Wm BELL)
step-brother of Leslie Jones (Holyoake) (son of Jessie and Thos BOX/JONES ), Mrs. Neil (Kurrawang), (Eliza May BOX/JONES )
cousin of Mrs. Jarvis (Holyoake) (Julia Honor LOXTON daughter of George Loxton married Ernest JARVIS 29/1/1908 in an Anglican ceremony in Collie.),
& Mr. R. Davis, Boulder.
(Robert Washington Davis son of Honor Loxton and Walter Davis, Vic )
Though lost to sight to memory ever dear.

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Janet JONES and the late Samuel LOXTON

LOXTON On October 27 1916, died of wounds, England, Private John Angus Loxton, dearly beloved second son of Mrs. T. Jones, stepson of T. Jones, Holyoake; brother of Alex., Mrs. Alcorn Mrs. Brown (Holyoake), Mrs. W. Bell (Wellington Mills), step-brother of Leslie Jones (Holyoake),. Mrs. Neil (Kurrawang), cousin of Mrs. Jarvis (Holyoake), Mr. B. Davis. Boulder.

Though lost to sight to memory ever dear.