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John William AXTENS

Regimental number13
Date of birth--/02/1895
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDraper
Address1 Belmont Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, H H Axtens, 1 Belmont Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Previous military service17th Aust Infantry
Enlistment date20 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name30th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Machine Gun Company
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF30
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF30 MGO
Promotion date: 1 November 1916

Temporary CAPT


Unit: 5 MG Btn
Promotion date: 1 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Other details

War service: Enlisted in the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force (Tropical Unit) Headquarters, 11 August 1914. Embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A35 'Berrima', 19 August 1914. Returned to Australia and enlisted in the AIF, 20 June 1915.

War service (AIF): Egypt, Western Front

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

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