Edward Charles CLAXTON


CLAXTON, Edward Charles

Service Number: 32845
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR)
Born: St Arnaud, Victoria, 18 February 1926
Home Town: Cope Cope, Buloke, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Died of wounds, Korea, 21 December 1952, aged 26 years
Cemetery: United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
Private Claxton was originally interred at Tanggok Cemetery. Portion 36 Plot and Row 1 Grave No.2885
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Townsville HB - 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
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Korean War Service

9 Apr 1952: Involvement Australian Army (post WW2), Private, SN 32845, 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR)

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"Victorian died of wounds. Canberra, Wednesday

Pte. Edward Charles Claxton, of Cope Cope, Victoria, died of wounds received in action in Korea last month. His name'is on a casualty list issued tonight by Mr. Francis, Army Minister." - from the Melbourne Argus 08 Jan 1953 (nla.gov.au)