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AUSTIN- William Devine


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Hello All, I am looking for some information regarding Pvt William Divine Austin. 203356. 5th Bn. Cameron Highlanders. I cannot find any service file records for him, and i am interested in obtaining his birthdate. Any information helpful!

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Scotlands People may be your best bet.

 

one possible.

 

Surname

AUSTIN

Forename

WILLIAM DIVINE

Gender

M

Year

1898

Ref

091/ 14

RD Name

Ardersier

 

Ardersier is the nearest "town" to Fort George Inverness-Shire.

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Here he is in the Soldiers Died in the Great War records:

 

Name:William Devine Austin

Birth Place:Fort George, Inverness-shire

Residence:Edinburgh

Death Date:25 Apr 1918

Death Place:France and Flanders

Enlistment Place:Edinburgh, Midlothian

Rank:Private

Regiment:Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

Battalion:5th Battalion

Regimental Number:203356

Type of Casualty:Killed in action

Theatre of War:Western European Theatre

 

His war gratuity of £7 10s indicates (via forum member Craig's gratuity calculator) enlistment in or around August 1916. Legatees Jessie (mother) and Helen (sister).

 

CWGC has him aged 19 at his death.

 

Mike

 

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