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Axel Victor SWANSON

Regimental number3260
Date of birth30 October 1882
Place of birthGladhammar Parish, Kalmar County, Sweden
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeaman
Address28 Wingram Road, Glebe Point, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Swanson, Wingram Road, Glebe Point, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Discharge date18 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, France, Belgium. Disembarked, Suez, Egypt, 21 January 1916. Transferred to the 56th Bn, 16 February 1916. Sailed from Alexandria on board HMT Huntsend on 22 June 1916; disembarked at Marseilles, 30 June 1916. Wounded on 3 November 1916 Flers Sector, Gunshot wound to chest - severe. Transferred to the 14th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 6 July 1917. Sustained gunshot wound to the left arm, 27 September 1917, Polygon Wood, Belgium. Embarked Plymouth per H.T. Tras-os-Montes, 8 April 1916 and disembarked in Sydney, 25 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsArrived in Australia from Hamburg, Germany, on 8 November 1911 on board the ship Archibald Russell. Jumped ship in Melbourne. Naturalised, 21 August 1912. Married Ethel Maud Weeks, Glebe Church of England Church, New South Wales, on 26 August 1915.
Date of death2 December 1953
Age at death60
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales

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