Thomas Edward AUSTIN

Regimental number12/494
Date of birth14 March 1895
Place of birthKamo
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.5
Height5' 4.5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinFather, T Austin, Dargaville, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in 15th (North Auckland) Regiment, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date13 August 1914
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Battalion
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 17 March 1917
Discharge date16 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to New Zealand from Devonport on board HT 'Mauganui', 17/03/1917; discharged (no longer physically for for War Service on account of wounds received in action), 16 June 1917.

War service: 2 years 308 days (of which 2 years 208 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death13 February 1957 Hamilton
Age at death61
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22280598