Māori › Eric Mennington Austin Born 1893 - Died 15 September 1916 PDF Key details Service numberWWI 24/339 AWMM Also known asEric Mannington Austin AWMM Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Rifleman AWMM New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 24 - No known copyright restrictions View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesEric Mennington AWMM Eric Mannington Public - Geoffrey - Researcher - 16 September 2018 - CWGC/Birth registrationBirths Sep 1893 Austin Eric Mannington Hastings 2b 37 SurnameAustin AWMM Ingoa Also known asEric Mannington Austin AWMM Service numberWWI 24/339 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Report › Report › Report › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth1893 Public Source Date of birth1893 Public - Geoffrey - Researcher - 16 September 2018 - FreeBMD Place of birthBirth registered in Hastings, Sussex, EnglandBirths Sep 1893 Austin Eric Mannington Hasting Public - Geoffrey - Researcher - 16 September 2018 - FreeBMD Birth notes Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM Care of Mrs McLennan, Main Street, Pahiatua, New Zealand AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkationMrs C. Austin (mother), care of A. Sayers, Ardingly, near Hayward's Heath, England AWMM Relationship statusPre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaign Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Service numberWWI 24/339 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency EnlistmentWW1 Unknown AWMM Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 09 Oct 1915-22 November 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 31 AWMM Vessel was Tahiti AWMM Rifleman AWMM B Company AWMM New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 Rifleman AWMM New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Eric Austin was the son of Charlotte Austin, of Ardingly, Sussex, England, and the late William Alabaster Austin. AWMM Rifleman 24/339, 2/3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. The New Zealand Division. Killed in action at Flers/Courcelette during the Somme Offensive 15th September 1916. Aged 23. Commemorated on Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial at Longueval. His brother, Private Frank Ernest Austin, Service Number 235223, aged 21, fell in action at Ypres 28th August 1917 whilst serving with the 2/7th. Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment. 61st South Midland Division. He was born in Brockley,Somerset, [birth record not found] lived in Hastings, Sussex and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.They were sons of William Alabaster & Charlotte Austin of Jenkins Croft, Ardingly. Both are remembered on the Ardingly War Memorial in St Peters church.Frank is remembered on the East Grinstead War Memorial Public - Geoffrey - Researcher - 16 September 2018 - CWGC Read more Death About death Contribute › Death15 September 1916 AWMM Age 23 AWMM Somme, Northern France AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Death notes Cemetery Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameCaterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM He is remembered on the Ardingly War Memorial in St Peters church. Public - Geoffrey - Researcher - 16 September 2018 - Personal visit to Ardingly, Sussex Roll of Honour Remember Eric Mennington Austin by laying a poppy. Edgar Austin Eric George Austin Eric Mennington Austin Eric Thomas Edward Austin Francis Percival Austin Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Eric Mennington Austin Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksMilitary personnel file http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22275103 Further Reference A Street Near You record https://astreetnearyou.org/person/1462854/- Further Reference Commonwealth War Graves Commission Casualty record https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1462854 Further Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM Vol1: 24 AWMM This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact 18 May 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher 16 September 2018GeoffreyTilbury, EnglandResearcher The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.