William Denton CLAXTON
(Abt 1833-1898)
Francis Vivian MOYLE
Annie Lydia PARR
William David Hambridge CLAXTON
Augusta Vivian MOYLE
Frank Denton CLAXTON


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Madge Lai-Lai HILL

Frank Denton CLAXTON

  • Born: 28 Aug 1884, Archer St., North Adelaide, S.A., Australia 3 4
  • Married: 23 Apr 1921, Brougham Place Congregational Church, North Adelaide, S.A., Australia 1 2
  • Died: 14 Sep 1940, North Adelaide, S.A., Australia 5 6
  • Buried: 15 Sep 1940, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, S.A., Australia 7

   Research Notes:

"On the 14th of September, at a private hospital, North Adelaide, Frank Denton, beloved husband .of Madge L. Claxton, of Cadell, and eldest son of the late W.D.H. Claxton, of Glenelg, aged 56 years."


Joined the Australian Imperial Force of 4 Jan 1915...
Regimental number 2709
Religion Church of England
Occupation Farmer
Address Pier Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 30
Next of kin Father, W D Claxton, Pier Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Enlistment date 4 January 1915
Rank on enlistment Corporal Wagon Orderly
Unit name 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance
Rank from Nominal Roll Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll 15th Field Ambulance
Fate Returned to Australia 23 March 1919
Other details Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal 8

   Marriage Information:

Frank married Madge Lai-Lai HILL, daughter of H. A. HILL and Unknown, on 23 Apr 1921 in Brougham Place Congregational Church, North Adelaide, S.A., Australia 1 2. (Madge Lai-Lai HILL died in 1987.)

   Marriage Notes:

"On the 23rd April, at Brougham Place Congregational Church, by the Rev. Alfred Gifford, Frank Denton (late A.I.F.), elder son of Mr. W. D. H. Claxton, of Glenelg, to Madge Lailai, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hill, late of Western Australia and Fiji. Present address, Cadell."


1 South Australia BDM, Reg. # 287/343.

2 The Register (Adelaide), Wednesday 1 June 1921.

3 South Australia BDM, South Australian Births (1842-1906): Book 335, Page 274.

4 South Australian Register, 3 September 1884.

5 South Australia BDM, Reg. # 628/4129.

6 Chronicle (Adelaide), Thursday 19 September 1940.

7 Australian Cemeteries Index.

8 The A.I.F. Project, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=54787.

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