AUSTIN, Albert Henry
(Service number 6/1454)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth||Oamaru|
|Address at Enlistment||70 North St, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||A.W. Austin (father), 70 North St, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||3rd Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||14 February 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||28 March 1918||Age||22|
|Place of Death||Somme, France|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Grevillers (NZ) Memorial, Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru|
Albert Austin was the son of A.W. and Jane Austin of 22 Rose St, Timaru. Born at Oamaru. Also served at Gallipoli.
Two of Albert's brother in-laws, Ernest Tronchet and Arthur Daniel Martin, also served in the war.
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