Henry Ernest AUSTIN


AUSTIN, Henry Ernest

Service Number: 1101
Enlisted: 25 September 1914, Helena Vale, Western Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: York, Western Australia, 1886
Home Town: York, York, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 11 May 1918
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Borre British Cemetery Plot I, Row A, Grave 35, Borre British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial, York War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

25 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Helena Vale, Western Australia
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1101, 11th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1101, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
11 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1101, 11th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Henry was the eldest of seven children of Henry (Harry) David Austin (born 1856 in York, WA) and Amelia Ann Nelson (born 1867 in York, WA). Henry's two younger brothers also served in the AIF in WWI - Edwin and Leslie.

Henry was farming in York WA when he enlisted in Helena Vale in WA in 1914, He served with the 11th Battalion A Coy 3rd Brigade as a Corporal (Service No: 1101) at Gallipoli Peninsula and in France, where he was KIA in May 1918. Henry is buried at the Borre British Cemetery at Hazebrouvk in France, and his name is located at Panel 61 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial.

Henry married Mary Hatherly in 1921 in Frematle, WA, and Mary continued to live in Fremantle following Henry's death.




Son of Henry and Amelia Austin; husband of Mary Austin, of Fremantle, Western Australia.