Frederick Hubert Austin

Name

Frederick Hubert Austin
1899

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

12/11/1918
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Second Lieutenant
Essex Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

TOURLAVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION
B. 3.
France

Headstone

>THAT THEY MAY BEHOLD MY GLORY ST.JOHN 17.24

UK Memorials

Not on the Bishop's Stortford memorials,
Wolverhampton Higher Grade School Memorial,
Wesleyan Church Memorial, Newhampton Rd, Wolverhampton

Pre War

Frederick Hubert Austin was born in 1899 in Chelmsford to Frederick and Sarah Ellen (Nellie) Austin. On the 1911 Census, he was living with his parents at 70 Springfield Villas, New Town Road, Bishop's Stortford where his father was a Traveller in Credit Drapery and he was a schoolboy.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in February 1915 in the South Staffordshire Regiment and was gazetted 2nd Lt in February 1917. He also served in the South Staffordshire Regiment as Acting Corporal Reg. No. 17454. He died of pneumonia at No. 1 Rest Camp hospital, Cherbourg, France.

Additional Information

Probate records describe him as a second lieutenant probationer for the Indian Army. He died of pneumonia at No. 1 Rest Camp hospital, Cherbourg, France and probate was granted on 13 January 1920 to his father Frederick North Austin, insurance district Manager, with effects of £126 13s. A war gratuity of £12 10s was awarded in favour of the Under Secretary of State for India.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer