Biography

Birth date: 09 February 1895
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Death date: 25 April 1980
Final rank: Captain
Service number: 13 - First World War, 1914-1918
37 - First World War, 1914-1918
NX141462 - Second World War, 1939-1945
N76152 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 30th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 8th Australian Machine Gun Company
  • Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
  • 2nd Garrison Battalion

John William Axtens was born in Sydney, New South Wales and worked as a draper before the outbreak of the First World War. He was 20 years old when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 20 June 1915 and was assigned to the 30th Infantry Battalion. John Axtens departed Sydney aboard HMAT Beltana on 9 November 1915 and returned to Australia in 1919.

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Rolls and Awards

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of embarkation: 09 November 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney
  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 19 August 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Timeline

Date of birth 1895-02-09
Date of embarkation 1914-08-19
Date of embarkation 1915-11-09
Date of death 1980-04-25