Axtell One Name Study
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Leslie AXTELL's mother: Florence Lois AXTELL (1869- )

Family of Leslie Harry Westwood AXTELL and REED

Husband: Leslie Harry Westwood AXTELL (1897- )
Wife: REED ( - )
Marriage 1941 Bombay, India 1

Husband: Leslie Harry Westwood AXTELL

Name: Leslie Harry Westwood AXTELL 2,3
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: Florence Lois AXTELL (1869- )
Birth 28 Mar 1897 Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK 4,5
Baptism 23 May 1897 (age 0) Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK 5
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 4) 6 Mount Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK 6

Wife: REED

Name: REED
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -

Note on Marriage

GRO Army index shows Leslie H W Axtell marrying a Reed in 1941 in Bombay, but looking up Reed for 1941 and Bombay lists a Robert Reed marrying a Henson and no mention of an Axtell in the Reed section. Needs checking out. [Jon Axtell]

Note on Husband: Leslie Harry Westwood AXTELL (1)

Annie Singleton had name as Leslie Harry W Axtell. National Archives record of his medal card has his name as Leslie Henry Westwood Axtell. The Westwood matches up with the W from Annie's records and also matches up with his younger bortherJack Howell Westwood Axtell. [Jon Axtell]


Annie Singleton had Harry as a son of Ferderick Axtell and Rose Mary Howell. However the Oxfordshire Family History Society transcription of the St Paul baptisms shows Florence Louis to be his mother, no father mentioned. Census is probably hiding the fact that Florence was an unmarried mother. Relationships adjusted accordingly. Proof will come from birth certificate. Needs checking. [Jon Axtell]


MILITARY: Medal card from WWI

Axtell, Leslie Henry Westwood

Corps Rank

1st Somerset Light Infantry Lieutenant

46th Punjabis Lieutenant


CENSUS: 1901 Census: Staying with his grandparent's and aunt Florence, possibly because their (unamed in 1901 census) brother has just been born and their parents Frederick and Rose need some space.


EMAIL: From Nicky Axtell Seppala



I have just happened upon (via my eldest son) the information regarding Leslie Harry Westwood-Axtell. Leslie Westwood-Axtell was my grandfather who married a young widow named Cecily Cahill in Bombay sometime before WWII. I do not remember any exact dates of anything!


I hope this is of interest to you.


Nicky Axtell Seppala.

Note on Husband: Leslie Harry Westwood AXTELL (2)

AXTELL, Leslie Harry Westwood (in Receiving

Order described as Captain Leslie H. Westwood

Axtell), of the Royal Air Force Depot,

Uxbridge, in the county of Middlesex. CAPTAIN

in H.M. ARMY.


No. of Matter—20 of 1924.

Date of Order—Nov. 18, 1924.

Date of Filing Petition—Oct. 8, 1924.7

Note on Husband: Leslie Harry Westwood AXTELL (3)

War Office,

12th April, 1915,




Royal Field Artillery.

The undermentioned to be Second LietU

tenant (on probation). Dated 13th April*

1915: —

Herbert. Spencer Perry.


The undermentioned Cadets and ex-Cadets

to be Second Lieutenants (on probation) •

Dated 13th April, 1915 : —




Leslie Harry Westwood Axtell, 3rd Battalion,

Somerseti Light Infantry.8


1FindMyPast, "Birth index". Page 647.
2Genes Reunited, "Genes Reunited Member". Annie Singleton nee Sparrow.
3"Person - Keith Hazell".
4FindMyPast, "Birth index". Vol 3a/Page 858.
5Oxfordshire Family History Society, "Oxfordshire Family History Society (Axtell Baptisms and Burials)".
6Ancestry, "1901 Census" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk). Class: RG13; Piece: 1386; Folio: 177; Page: 36.
7"The London Gazette - 21Nov1924 p95of108" (http://www.ga zettes-online.co.uk/ViewPDF.aspx?pdf=32995&;geotype=London&gpn=8509&a mp;type=ArchivedIssuePage&exact=axtell).
The London Gazette.
8"The London Gazette - 9Apr1915 - p9of12" (http://www.ga zettes-online.co.uk/ViewPDF.aspx?pdf=29125&;geotype=London&gpn=3569&a mp;type=ArchivedSupplementPage&all=&exact=axtell&atleast=&simila r=).
The London Gazette.