Herbert Walter Austin

#24470, b. 21 July 1893

Individual's Timeline

Birth21 July 1893Herbert Walter Austin1,2

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Religion: Herbert was of the a Methodist faith.
  • Name Variation: He was also known as Walter Herbert Austin.

Military Career

Records show that Herbert Walter Austin served in the armed forces. He joined up in Sep 1915, was served in France, and was in Alexandria. He started as a sapper, and ended up a 2nd Lieutenant. He was wounded in action (GSW to the face) in Belgium. In November 1917 he was awarded the Military Medal, and did not return to AU until August 1919.

He had measels in 1915, hospitalised in Abbasia.

Locus Operandi

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: In 1934, in the Advocate newspaper, there is a notice to say Herbert Walter AUSTIN died 14th April 1929 in Hobart, leaving £3,304 to his widow. He was an Estate Agent. HIs obit in an earlier paper names his wife as Mary S, who was living in 64 Main Street Moonah.
    * In 1926, he was convicyed of failing to have lights on a cart..


  1. Tasmanian Family Link, online http://www.eos.tased.edu.au/pioneers/taslink3, Children:      
    5403      AUSTEN FLORENCE LOUISA      1881
    5402      AUSTIN ERNEST CHARLES      1882
    5407      AUSTIN LEWIS VICTOR      1884
    5404      AUSTIN CLARENCE EDGAR      1886
    5405      AUSTIN GORDON ISAAC      1888
    5400      AUSTIN WALTER HERBERT      1893
    5401      AUSTIN F      1896
    5399      AUSTIN VIOLET VICTORIA      1897
    5406      AUSTIN ARTHUR ARNOLD      1899.
  2. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Walter Herbert Austin
    Name:      Walter Herbert Austin
    Birth Date:      21 Jul 1893
    Father's Name:      John Arnold Austin
    Mother's Name:      Alice Matilda Diprose
    Birth Place:      Tasmania
    Registration Year:      1893
    Registration Place:      Emu Bay, Tasmania
    Registration Number:      556."