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Eric Mennington Austin

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 24 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 24 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Eric Mennington AWMM
    • Eric Mannington Public - Geoffrey - Researcher - 16 September 2018 - CWGC/Birth registration
      Births Sep 1893

      Austin Eric Mannington Hastings
      2b 37
  • Surname
    Austin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Eric Mannington Austin AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/339 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1893 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1893 Public - Geoffrey - Researcher - 16 September 2018 - FreeBMD
  • Place of birth
    Birth registered in Hastings, Sussex, England
    Births Sep 1893

    Austin Eric Mannington Hasting Public - Geoffrey - Researcher - 16 September 2018 - FreeBMD
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Care of Mrs McLennan, Main Street, Pahiatua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C. Austin (mother), care of A. Sayers, Ardingly, near Hayward's Heath, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/339 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • 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
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About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar 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

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18 May 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
16 September 2018GeoffreyTilbury, EnglandResearcher

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