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Axel Gottfrich Nilsson

Portrait of Lieutenant Axel Gottfrich Nilsson, Auckland Weekly News, 25 February 1942. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19420225-25-2. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Lieutenant Axel Gottfrich Nilsson, Auckland Weekly News, 25 February 1942. Sir George Gr …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Axel Gottfrich AWMM
  • Surname
    Nilsson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII T124 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Lily V. Leitch (daughter), 1 Jerram Street, Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 16 October 1939 Appointments List
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Axel Nilsson was the son of Anders and Evelina Nilsson; husband of Lily Martha Nilsson.

    Name spelt as Nillson in the Auckland War Memorial Museum WWII Roll of Honour. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    24 January 1942 AWMM
    Age 63 AWMM
    DevonportNorth Shore City AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Prot. Naval Area A, Row 1, Grave 4. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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