Thomas Leslie Axford

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VC1014   Thomas Leslie Axford

Name   Thomas Leslie Axford   No.   3399   

VC Issue No.   1014   Awards   VC    MM

Regiment    16th (South & West Australia) Battalion, AIF

Later   

Now   

Rank VC Won    Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   Carrieton, Australia

Place Of Death   On a flight between Dubai and Hong Kong

Buried/Location Ashes   Karrakatta Crematorium, Hollywood, Perth, Australia

Cremated   Karrakatta Crematorium, Hollywood, Perth, Australia

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Plaque    Plot/Grave no.   Portion M, Row C, Niche 1

Gazetted   17 August 1918

VC Presented   26 September 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Memorial, Niche 1, Karrakatta Crematorium, Hollywood, Perth, WA, Australia

Memorial Plaque, Karrakatta Remembrance Wall, Karrakatta Cemetery, Hollywood, Perth, WA, Australia

P  Memorial Plaque, Western Australian War Memorial, Kings Park, Perth, WA, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stone, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Axford Place, Canberra, ACT, Australia


By The Way…

He died on a flight home, after attending the VC Centenary celebrations in London


VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia

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BORN   18 June 1894

DIED   11 October 1983  AGE   89

VC Won   4 July 1918   AGE  24

Place VC Won   Varie & Hamel Woods, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War