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AUSTIN, James
(Service number 5/640)

Aliases James Auston
First Rank Driver Last Rank

Birth

Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date 15 Aug 1914-31 Dec 1915 Age
Address at Enlistment Waihau Settlement, Hawkes Bay
Occupation
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs J. Auston (mother), C/- Mrs Gibson, 117 Church St, Timaru
Religion
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 8th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Army Service Corps
Date 13 November 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Military Awards

Campaigns
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Death

Date 15 September 1916 Age
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause Killed in action
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Memorial Reference XI. F. 40
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Mrs Jane Austin of 135 Wellesley St, Auckland. Born at Bald Hill Flat, Otago

Sources

Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (August 2014)

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Researched and Written by

Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG

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