The AIF Project


Regimental number801
Date of birth29 March 1891
ReligionChurch of England
Address24 Golden Grove Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs D A Austin, 24 Golden Grove Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers, Reinforcements 2 to 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 12 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll321
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919
Discharge date24 November 1919
Other details

War service: enlisted from Sydney.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 14 September 1915. Promoted Corporal, 1 March 1916. Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 24 November 1916. Promoted Sergeant, 21 April 1917.

Admitted to hospital, sick, 6 December 1915. Wounded in action, 23 April 1916. Hospitalised in France.

Returned to Australia per 'Boorara' from England.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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