Image from 1945 Evening Star Newspaper.
Born: 1919, Ipswich.
Died: 22nd June 1944; age 24; Died of Dysentery and Malaria, whilst a Japanese PoW, at Malaya.
Captured 15th February 1942 – fall of Singapore.
Residence: 34, Benarce Road, Ipswich.
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 H. Gregory, born May 1918, Ipswich. They had 1 son.
Probate to Stanley Osmond Austin – father, a fittings tester.
Douglas’s nickname was “BUBBLES”