Austin, Montague Stanley

Austin, Montague Stanley

 

 

Military History

 

Regiment:
Kings Royal Rifle Corps
10th Battalion

Rank:
Sergeant

Service Number:
R/10078

Date of Enlisting:
1.2.1915

Date of death:
16.3.1917

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme,
France, Reference IV.C.21

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour
Ashwell Village War Memorial

 

Montague was a sergeant in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps 10th Battalion 59th Brigade 20th (Light) Division Service number R/10078. He died of wounds on 16th March 1917 aged 24 whilst in the line outside Guillemont, Somme, France.

He is commemorated at Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France plot IV.C.21, inscription on the Headstone: is “Peace perfect Peace EA” and on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and the Ashwell War Memorial.

Montague was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
c. 1893

Birth Place:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
Single

 

Montague was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School, Ashwell.

Montague Austin was the 3rd son of Charles and Emma Austin of Foresters Cottages, High Street, Ashwell.

Before he enlisted Montague was a stable hand in domestic service.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:Montague Stanley Austin
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:16.3.1917
Enlistment Place:Hertford
Rank:Private
Regiment:King’s Royal Rifle Corps
Battalion:10th Battalion

Regimental Number:         

R/10078
Type of Casualty:Died of wounds
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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