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Date of birth7 December 1872
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
Other NamesAUSTIN, Colin Douglas
SchoolNormal Public School, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o J Bell and Co, 109 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41.9
Height5' 7.75"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs C Austin, c/o Mrs Austin, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Queensland Rifles (appointed Lieutenant, 25 September 1891); not serving in a military unit at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant Hon Captain
Unit name3rd Battalion C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion


Promotion date: 1 May 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Age at death42
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave 22), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Sophia Catherine and the late Robert AUSTIN; Wife: Mabel AUSTIN, 'Braeside', Blackheath, New South Wales. Native of Brisbane
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-Law: Brevet Colonel Richard DOWSE DSO, 3rd Division Train, effective abroad (still overseas)
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Promoted Captain, 1 May 1915.

Appointed Temporary Major, 4 August 1915.

Killed in action, 8 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AUSTIN Colin

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