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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



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


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



VC 1013 VC 1015
VC 1013
VC 1015

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