Charles Percival AUSTIN

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AUSTIN, Charles Percival

Service Number: 4
Enlisted: 24 August 1914
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 5th Divisional Train
Born: Woolwich, England, United Kingdom, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Telegraphist
Died: Died of Illness, Kangaroo Point Military Hospital, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia , 1 July 1919, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 4, 1st Light Horse Brigade Train
1 Sep 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 1st Light Horse Brigade Train
23 Sep 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Regimental Sergeant Major, 1st Light Horse Brigade Train
24 Sep 1914: Involvement SN 4, 1st Light Horse Brigade Train
24 Sep 1914: Embarked SN 4, 1st Light Horse Brigade Train, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane
14 Sep 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 1st Light Horse Brigade Train
14 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 5th Divisional Train
7 Jun 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 5th Divisional Train
1 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 5th Divisional Train

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He appears to have also been known as Robert James Austin.

No record of a birth in Woolwich of a Robert James Austin has been found, nor of Charles Percival in Woolwich. The nearest match is 

Births Mar 1878 Austin Charles Percy Wandsworth 1d 616

Adjutant 5th Div. Train Australian Army Service Corps

He was 43 and the son of James and Annie Austin; husband of Mary Ann Austin of Red Hill, Queensland.

He died post-discharge from a fall itself caused by war wound.

He was accepted for commemoration as war dead on 19/05/2017.

 

 

 

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