AUSTIN, Maurice Tyrell
(Service number 14048)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 5 April 1894 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Ormsby Street, Temuka
Occupation Tailor
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin John Tyrell AUSTIN (father), Temuka, South Canterbury
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 5th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 26 June 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With 4 Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 30 August 1975 Age 81 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 1919, Plot 919
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Maurice Tyrell Austin, born on 5 April 1894 at Temuka, was the son of John Tyrell and Agnes (née Pawson) Austin. He was educated at Temuka School. M. T. Austin, 14048, returned to New Zealand per the “Arawa” (Draft No. 244), reaching Lyttelton about 12 May 1919. Maurice Austin, a tailor, married tailoress Winifred Louisa Harris on 10 August 1926 at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Temuka.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 May 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [31 May 2020]; New Zealand Times, 29 April 1919 (Papers Past) [26 May 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch) [02 June 2020]; Temuka Anglican Marriage record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [02 June 2020]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [02 June 2020]

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