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Cpl of Horse - Alfred Edwin Austin


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Hi all,

I am new to these forums and think this is a great site.

I am researching my Great Grandfather's History. I have some documentation, but would like to get some more.

His details are as follows:-

Cpl of Horse - Alfred Edwin Austin.

2nd Life Guards - No. 2400

He was awarded the 1914 Star, along with the British War and Victory Medals.

He died in France on 16th May 1915. From doing what research I can, I suspect he was Wounded in Action during the The Battle of Frezenberg from the 8th of May until the 13th of May 1915. I have a letter that he wrote from the field on the 8th of May (presumed his last letter). He died in a Casualty Clearing Station in Hazebrouck, France and is buried there.

If any of you "old sweats can provide more information". I'd very much appreciate it. I can post some scans too.

Thanks,

Jason.

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Welcome, britman.

Did you know that the service records of men of the Life Guards have survived and are not in the same collection as most other soldier's records?

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Welcome, britman.

Did you know that the service records of men of the Life Guards have survived and are not in the same collection as most other soldier's records?

Chris,

Thank you for your post. Yes, I am aware that those documents survived. I currently live in the US now and unable to get back to the UK. I was wondering if anyone had those records.

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Chris,

From reading the section in the, Long, Long Trail, can I get his War Records from the Regimental Barracks that is listed there? Or do I have to write to Combermere Barracks in Windsor?

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Name: AUSTIN, ALFRED EDWIN

Initials: A E

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Corporal of Horse

Regiment/Service: 2nd Life Guards

Unit Text: "B" Sqdn.

Age: 29

Date of Death: 16/05/1915

Service No: 2400

Additional information: Husband of Mabel Daisy Austin, of 12, Stoneley Rd., Tottenham, London.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 17.

Cemetery: HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 - soldier details

Name: Alfred Edwin AUSTIN Memorial Scroll

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Regiment, Corps etc.: Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps)

Battalion etc.: Household Cavalry 2nd Life Guards.

France and Flanders, 1914-18 4.8.14 Regents Park. On mobilization one squadron to Household Cavalry Composite Regiment. 1.9.14 to 7th Cav. Bde. 3rd Cav Div.at Ludgershall. 7.10.14 landed at Zeebrugge. 10.3.18 left 3rd Cav.Div. and formed No.2 (2nd Life Guards) Bn. Guards M.G. Regt. April/May 1918 trained at Etaples. 23.5.18 to First Army as Army Troops. No further change.

Last name: Austin

First name(s): Alfred Edwin

Initials: A E

Birthplace: Hackney

Enlisted: Windsor

Residence:

Rank: A/C. OF H.

Number: 2400

Date died: 16 May 1915

How died: Died of wounds

Theatre of war: France & Flanders

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Index to War Deaths 1914-1921 Army (other ranks)

Austin Alfred E. A/C of H 2400 L. Gde Year 1915 Vol C.1 page 11

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