|Place of birth||Hamilton, Victoria|
|School||Hamilton State School, Victoria|
|Address||Pope Street, Hamilton, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Gertrude Austin, Woornack Road, Murrembeena, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Senior Cadets (3.5 years)|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Field Ambulance 4, Section B|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||26/47/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A35 Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Echelon, British Expeditionary Force|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Died of influenza in England.|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Age at death||25|
|Place of burial||St. Lawrence Churchyard (Australian Section No. 72), Cowley, Middlesex, England|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.
Admitted to No 4 Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 28 May 1915; transferred to Mtarfa Hospital, Malta, 5 June 1915 (gastro enteritis); to St George's Hospital, Malta, 6 July 1915; to All Saint's Convalescent Camp, 15 November 1915; discharged, 11 February 1916, and embarked for Egypt the same day; disembarked Alexandria, 17 February 1916.
Marched into Overseas Base, Cairo, 18 February 1916.
Taken on strength of Australian Records Section, 15 March 1916.
Promoted Corporal, 24 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1915; disembarked Marseilles, France, 13 June 1916.
Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 11 May 1917 (temporarily Class 'B', suspicious signs on left lung).
On leave, 16 June 1917; rejoined unit, 26 June 1917.
Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 1 February 1918; promoted Extra Regimental Sergeant, 1 February 1918.
Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 27 September 1918; disembarked Southampton, 29 September 1918.
Admitted to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 7 October 1918 (influenza).
Died, No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 11 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).
Buried, Harefield Parish Churchyard, 16 October 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, AUSTIN William John|