|Place of birth||Norwich, Norfolk, England|
|Address||Gant's Grand Hotel, George Street, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Catherine Ann Austin, Gant's Grand Hotel George Street, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Kiama, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||13th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/30/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Australian General Hospital|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William Joseph and Elizabeth AUSTIN; Wife: Catherine Anne AUSTIN. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 8 February 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 9 February 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 11 February 1917; taken on strength of 13th Bn, 12 February 1917.
Admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance, 2 April 1917 (influenza); transferred to No 8 Australian Field Ambulance, 3 April 1917; to No 9 Casualty Clearing Station, 5 April 1917; to No 56 Casualty Clearing Station, 5 April 1917; discharged, 30 April 1917, and rejoined unit, 30 April 1917.
Admitted to No 56 Casualty Clearing Station, 12 June 1917 (shell shock); transferred to No 32 General Hospital, Wimereux, 13 June 1917; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 18 June 1917; to 3rd Army Rest Camp, 1 July 1917, and recommended for regimental fatigues for a period of 1 month; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 2 July 1917.
Attached to No 1 Australian General Hospital for duty, Rouen, 15 October 1917.
Classified Permanently Unfit, 25 October 1917 (disordered action of the heart).
On leave, 19 February 1917; rejoined unit, 10 March 1918.
Transferred to, and taken on strength of 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 21 November 1918.
Proceeded to England for duty, 9 January 1919.
Posted as absent without leave, 16 April 1919; returned, 17 April 1919.
On leave, 16 May 1919; rejoined No 1 Australian General Hospital, 2 June 1919.
Struck off the strength of No 1 Australian General Hospital, 6 June 1919, and marched into Australian Medical Corps Training Depot, Fovant, the same day.
Commenced return to Australia, 8 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 September 1919; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 16 May 1920.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||44|
|Place of burial||Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, AUSTIN Sydney Joseph|