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Harold Basil AUSTIN

Regimental number4726
Place of birthPetersham, New South Wales
SchoolCrystal Street Public School, Petersham, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address154 Maria Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, A E Austin, 50 Yule Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4276A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death19.2
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot VI,Row C, Grave No. 32/36), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
139
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Ellen AUSTIN. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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