Image from Evening Star – 1945 Evening Star
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, Benarce Road, Ipswich.
Occupation: a Grocer.
Proceeded overland 25th June 1943.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 7344041.
Regiment: Royal ArmyMedical Corps, 197 Field Ambulance.
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.
Douglas’s nickname was “BUBBLES”