David Austin

Name

David Austin

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

04/01/1916
22

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Sapper
34506
Royal Engineers
136th Army Troop Company

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

HELLES MEMORIAL
Panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328.
Turkey (including Gallipoli)

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town

Pre War

David was born on the 20th April 1893, the son of Samuel & Elizabeth Austin of 10 Alleynes Road, Stevenage. He was employed in the family business of Austin & Son, Builders & Carpenters, for seven years before joining the Army and was a popular member of the Holy Trinity church choir. His younger brother, Thomas, was killed in action on the 8th September 1918 whilst serving in France with 9th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers.

Wartime Service

David arrived on the Gallipolli front on the 24th November 1915 and only served on the peninsula for a number of weeks. It is not known how he was wounded but he died on the Hospital Ship, "Assaye" and his body was buried at sea. David has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson