Eric Hugh Austin, 18961966 (aged 69 years)

Name
Eric Hugh Austin
Given names
Eric Hugh
Surname
Austin
Birth September 29, 1896
Birth of a sonEric Raymond Austin
September 11, 1915 (aged 18 years)

Citation details:

Cleveland Street St Paul Baptism 09 April 1914 - 31 December 1916

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Born 11 Sep 1915 and baptised 18 Feb 1916 Eric Raymond son of Eric Hugh and Margareutte Austen a soldier of Arncliffe

Military
World War I
November 5, 1915 (aged 19 years)

Note:

Eric enlisted on 5 Nov 1915 saying that he was 21 and a half years old. In actual fact he was just 19. His attestation papers record that he was a married postal assistant, of Church of England religion, residing at Hannan Street Arncliffe, New South Wales. His next of kin was his wife Mrs M Austin, Hannan Street, Arncliffe, New South Wales.

Eric's rank on enlistment was Gunner, Field Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 14.

He embarked with his Unit from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916. His Unit from the Nominal Roll was 1st Divisional Signal Company.

He returned to Australia 24 January 1919.

Birth of a daughterLola Madge Austin
April 29, 1920 (aged 23 years)
Citation details:

Extract of birth registration certificate

Residence 1936 (aged 39 years)
Note: Eric was described as a postman.
Military
World War II
July 15, 1940 (aged 43 years)
Text:

AUSTIN ERIC HUGH : Service Number - NX59319 : Date of birth - 29 Sep 1900 : Place of birth - NUNDAH QLD : Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW : Next of Kin - AUSTIN MARGUERITE

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Eric again lied about his age to ensure his acceptance into the Army. This time he said he was younger than he actually was, giving his date of birth as 29 Sep 1900 when in actual fact it was 29 Sep 1896. Name AUSTIN, ERIC HUGH Service Australian Army Service Number NX59319 Date of Birth 29 Sep 1900 Place of Birth NUNDAH, QLD Date of Enlistment 15 Jul 1940 Locality on Enlistment TURRELLA, NSW Place of Enlistment PADDINGTON, NSW Next of Kin AUSTIN, MARGUERITE Date of Discharge 1 Feb 1943 Rank Bombardier Posting at Discharge 2/9 ARMY FIELD REGIMENT WW2 Honours and Gallantry None for display Prisoner of War No

Marriage of a childJames Douglas NewmanLola Madge AustinView this family
1949 (aged 52 years)
Death 1966 (aged 69 years)
Family with Marguerite Skinner
himself
18961966
Birth: September 29, 1896Enmore, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1966Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18941975
Birth: 1894 31 26Rockdale, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 12, 1975New South Wales, Australia
son
19151932
Birth: September 11, 1915 18 21
Death: November 12, 1932Kogarah, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
daughter
19202001
Birth: April 29, 1920 23 26Arncliffe, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 2001
daughter
Private
BirthNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
BirthUniversity of New South Wales. School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The AIF project: Australian ANZACS in the great war 1814-1918. [database on-line].
BirthMarsh, Ron, telephone call to Marion Purnell, Oct 28 2009
MilitaryWebsite - National Archives of Australia - Recordsearch
MilitaryUniversity of New South Wales. School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The AIF project: Australian ANZACS in the great war 1814-1918. [database on-line].
ResidenceWebsite - New South Wales Electoral Role 1936
MilitaryWebsite - National Archives of Australia - Recordsearch
Text:

AUSTIN ERIC HUGH : Service Number - NX59319 : Date of birth - 29 Sep 1900 : Place of birth - NUNDAH QLD : Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW : Next of Kin - AUSTIN MARGUERITE

MilitaryWebsite - World War II Nominal Roll
Text:

Eric again lied about his age to ensure his acceptance into the Army. This time he said he was younger than he actually was, giving his date of birth as 29 Sep 1900 when in actual fact it was 29 Sep 1896. Name AUSTIN, ERIC HUGH Service Australian Army Service Number NX59319 Date of Birth 29 Sep 1900 Place of Birth NUNDAH, QLD Date of Enlistment 15 Jul 1940 Locality on Enlistment TURRELLA, NSW Place of Enlistment PADDINGTON, NSW Next of Kin AUSTIN, MARGUERITE Date of Discharge 1 Feb 1943 Rank Bombardier Posting at Discharge 2/9 ARMY FIELD REGIMENT WW2 Honours and Gallantry None for display Prisoner of War No

MilitaryMarsh, Ron, telephone call to Marion Purnell, Oct 28 2009
DeathNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
Military

Eric enlisted on 5 Nov 1915 saying that he was 21 and a half years old. In actual fact he was just 19. His attestation papers record that he was a married postal assistant, of Church of England religion, residing at Hannan Street Arncliffe, New South Wales. His next of kin was his wife Mrs M Austin, Hannan Street, Arncliffe, New South Wales.

Eric's rank on enlistment was Gunner, Field Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 14.

He embarked with his Unit from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916. His Unit from the Nominal Roll was 1st Divisional Signal Company.

He returned to Australia 24 January 1919.

Residence

Eric was described as a postman.