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Arthur Henry AUSTIN

Regimental number2031
Place of birthPyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolGlebe Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
Address128 George Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Arthur Edward Austin, 128 George Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the NSW Cadet Forces and was a Sergeant in Compulsory Training.
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was always fond of soldiering - whilst in Compulsory Training had qualified for Lieutenants rank. Whilst on active service his cheery disposition earned for him the nickname of "Happy" - was a Sergt on leaving with reinforcements.
FateKilled in Action 17 March 1917
Place of death or woundingLondon Road, Houplines, near Armentieres
Age at death19
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave 19), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
126
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur Edward and Lily Mary AUSTIN, 17 Macauley Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 9814 Corporal George Payne AUSTIN, 9th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 25 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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