Image from the Evening Star – 1945

Born: 24th October 1919, Ipswich.

Died: 22nd June 1944; age 24; died of Dysentery and Amoebic Malaria, whilst a Japanese PoW, at Malaya.

Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.

Residence: 34, Benacre Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Grocer.

Proceeded overland 25th June 1943.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 7344041.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, 197 Field Ambulance.


Memorial Reference:

Column 105.

Singapore Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Youngest son of Stanley Osmond Austin & Gertrude Amelia Austin; husband of Vera May Austin, of Norwich, Norfolk.


Father: Stanley Osmond Austin, born December 1888, Ipswich – died 1947, Ipswich. A Fittings Tester.

Mother: Gertrude Amelia Austin (nee Croft), born September 1890, Ipswich.


In 1939, Ipswich, Douglas married Vera May Hazeldene Gregory, born May 1918, Ipswich, of 43, Bulmer Road, Ipswich, a Clerk – book keeper – daughter of Percival Arthur Gregory & Florence Emily Chittock.

They had 1 son:

Douglas Brian Austin, born February 1942, Ipswich.


Probate to Stanley Osmond Austin – father, a fittings tester.

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