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ID number 2DRL/0308
Title Axtens, John William (Lieutenant, b.1895 - d.1980)
Record type Collection
Item count 80
Collection Private Record
Object types
  • Diary
  • Letters
Places made
  • Belgium
  • Egypt
  • France
  • New Guinea
  • United Kingdom: England
Date made 1914-1919
Measurement 3 Folders
Note Open

Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of 13 Lieutenant John William Axtens, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF) and 8 Machine Gun Company. Collection consists of one diary written by Lt Axtens between August - November 1914; as well as 80 letters written by Lt Axtens home to his family between August 1914 - April 1919. Lt Axtens survived the war.

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  • Axtens, John William (Lieutenant, b.1895 - d.1980)
  • Diary of John Axtens, 18 August 1914-12 November 1914 RCDIG0000239 - (1)

    Diary relating to First World War service of 37 Private John William Axtens, AN&MEF. This diary covers the period from 18 August 1914 to12 November 1914 and describes training and the constant preparations for war, including the arrival of the ...

  • Letters of John Axtens, 1914-1916 RCDIG0000240 - (2)

    Letters relating to First World War service of Lieutenant John William Axtens, 8th Machine Gun Company. These letters were written to his parents, and date from 20 August 1914-14 October 1916. File contains: Letter from John Axtens to his mother, ...

  • Letters of John Axtens, 1917-1919 RCDIG0000241 - (3)

    Letters relating to First World War service of Lieutenant John William Axtens, 8th Machine Gun Company. These letters were written to his parents, and date from 8 May 1917 - 4 April 1919. File contains: Letter from John Axtens to his mother, 8 May...