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Edward George AUSTIN

Regimental number593
Place of birthQueanbeyan, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRailway Street, Corrimal, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Teresa Austin, Railway Street, Corrimal, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K Grave 51), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
116
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Ellen Caroline AUSTIN; Corrimal, New South Wales; husband of Theresa AUSTIN, Collins Street, Corrimal, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsWife's address subsequently, Collins Street, Corrimal, New South Wales; then, Wilga Street, Corrimal, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, AUSTIN Edward George

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