Thomas Stephen Austin

Name

Thomas Stephen Austin

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

08/09/1918
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
GS/75261
Royal Fusiliers
9th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY
I.F.3.
France

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

Thomas was the second son of Samuel & Elizabeth Austin of 10 Alleynes Road, Stevenage. Before joining the Army he was employed in the family business of Austin & Son, Builders & Carpenters.

Wartime Service

Thomas received a wound to his legs on the 21st March 1918 and was evacuated to Warrington Hospital for treatment. After recovering from his wounds, he returned to his unit in time for it to take part in the attack on the village of Epehy. The dawn assault on the enemy trenches was made in the pouring rain and Thomas is reported to have been killed by machine gun fire after assisting in the taking of the last trench.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com His elder brother, David, died of his wounds whilst serving in Gallipoli.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson