Cyril John Austin

Name

Cyril John Austin
1st July 1892

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

16/05/1918
25 years

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Second Lieutenant
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
1st Battalion

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

MONT-BERNANCHON BRITISH CEMETERY, GONNEHEM
I. E. 13.
France

Headstone

>"UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY"

UK Memorials

Hatfield War Memorial, Great North Road, Hatfield. Hatfield In Memoriam Book.

Pre War

Cyril John Austin was born on 1st July 1892 in Hatfield, Herts, son of Josiah Austin (B 1849 in Hatfield) and Rhoda Grace Austin (nee Samuels) (B 1857 in Hatfield). The youngest of two brothers. He was Baptised on 4th September 1892, in the Parish of Bishops Hatfield. 

He attended Countess Ann school from July 1895 to June 1899, then transferred to the Hatfield Boys School.

1901 Census records Cyril aged 8, living with his parents and elder brother Reginald 12, in Park Street, Hatfield.

By 1911 he had left school and was working as a Clerk, still living with his parents in Park Street, Hatfield.

Wartime Service

On his enlistment Cyril was posted to the 12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers). His medal card records him as a Private with Service No. 4646 and then as a Sargent with the Service No. 471765, still with the 12th London's. He landed in France with his Battalion on 9th June 1916. 

He was Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant Cyril John Austin on 27th August 1917, and posted to the 1st Battalion, Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.

Additional Information

The value of his effects were £69-07s-02d, Pay Owing and £12, War Gratuity, the recipient is not shown.

Acknowledgments

Stuart Osborne