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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Dennis Axtell -

Unknown person Name : Dennis Axtell

Son of : Allan Axtell and Vera Ethel Cicely Axtell (née Hemphrey); husband of Agnes Axtell, of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Born : 1920 (registered Epsom, Surrey, Jun qtr, 1920).

Married : 13th December 1941, Agnes Smyth, at St Helen's Church, St Helens, Isle of Wight.
  Electoral information :

1925 : Allan and Vera Axtell are listed at 'The Briars', St Helens.

1929 : Allan and Vera Axtell are listed at '2 Alena', St Michael's Close, St Helens.

1933- 38 : Allan and Vera Axtell are listed at 16 Station Road, St Helens.

  Service Details :

Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) 626794 D Axtell, DFM, Royal Air Force

Casualty Details :

Died : 17th April 1943 aged 22

Buried at : Maucourt French National Cemetery, Somme, France

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

St Helens War Memorial
Ryde Borough War Memorial WW II
  Further information :

Aircraft :Handley Page Halifax Mk.II HR784 of 51 Sqn.
Pilot :Flt/Sgt R H Stewart, RCAF CWGC record ...
Flight Engineer :Sgt W R McBriar CWGC record ...
Navigator :WO W R Keirnan, DFM
Bomb Aimer :Flg Off T C Robinson CWGC record ...
Wireless Operator :Flt/Sgt D Axtell CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt D H Reid CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt F M Thompson CWGC record ...

The aircraft left RAF Snaith at 20.42 on Ops to Plzen, and crashed at Eppeville, on the Somme. WO W R Kiernan was taken Prisoner of War. All the remaining crew were killed and are buried at the village Cemetery in Maucourt, 34 km ESE of Amiens.

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Isle of Wight County Press, December 20, 1941


Saturday, April 24, 1943 Page 3

Flight-Sergt. Denis Axtell, D.F.M., only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Axtell, of 16 Station-road, St. Helens.
  Acknowledgments :

John Bloodworth for RAF research

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 26 August 2014


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