Regimental Number: 256348
Branch: 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment; 4th Battalion Canadian Machine Gun Corps
Axel was born on May 15, 1893 in Lyle, Minnesota and came to homestead in LaGlace (NW 7-74-8-W6) in 1911. He was sent overseas in 1914, but was discharged after being gassed. Upon his return, he sold his homestead and filed on NE 9-74-8-W6, a corner of which later became part of LaGlace. Axel never married and died in Grande Prairie on September 20, 1971.
Sources: LaGlace Yesterday and Today p. 61, 62 & 313
Note: The community book biography contains some discrepancies with Axel’s military service file, which may be viewed at the Enlistment Form link below. Evidently he went overseas in 1918 and was discharged in June 1919; nothing in his records mentions being gassed, only that he had measles and mumps. Axel died on September 20, 1971.