Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 12 May 1917, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Marsden, Yorkshire, England, 10 July 1874
Home Town: Concord, Canada Bay, New South Wales
Schooling: Cleveland Public High School Sydney, Sydney University
Occupation: Electrical Engineer
Died: Natural causes, Roseville, New South Wales, Australia, 5 August 1966, aged 92 years
Cemetery: Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, NSW
Cremated - East Terrace 3 Wall 20
Memorials: Campbell Australian War Memorial Officers of the 19th Battalion Pictorial Honour Roll, Orange Officers of the 19th Battalion Pictorial Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

12 May 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 19th Infantry Battalion, Sydney, NSW
16 Jul 1917: Involvement 19th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '13' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Melbourne embarkation_ship_number: A16 public_note: ''
16 Jul 1917: Embarked 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Sydney
1 Jan 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 19th Infantry Battalion
8 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 19th Infantry Battalion, Gassed
15 Sep 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 19th Infantry Battalion, HT Arawa, England for invaliding to Australia - disembarking Melbourne 17 November 1918 then overland to Sydney.
22 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 19th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Husband of Ada Beatrice DIAMOND, O'Connell Street, Parramatta, NSW

Austin played cricket for New South Wales from 1899 to 1918, including 14 matches as Captain.  A disicplined and determined batsman, Diamond had his best season in 1906-07 when he scored 502 runs at an average of 83.66, inlcuding his only double centuary, 210 not out against Victoria.  He captained the unofficial Australian tour to Fiji, Canada and the US from May to September 1913.  The tour included five first-class matches, as well as many minor matches.  He played one last first-class match during the 1918-19 season.