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Alex Luffman AXTENS

Regimental number96
Date of birth19 September 1894
Place of birthBristol, England
SchoolTechnical College, Bristol, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWood merchant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, William Axtens, Potterville Road, Bristol, England
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide. South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 30 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death30 May 1915
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialAri Burnu Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 12), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of William and Sarah Annie Axtens of Horwells Road, Clifton, Bristol, England
Other details

Enlisted from Adelaide, South Australia.

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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