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enMAY 13-23 MAI, 2022
enMAY 13-23 MAI, 2022

David Henry Austin

David Henry Austin , my great uncle , was. Cpl in WW1 15 Battilion , Canadian Infantry , Central Ontario Regiment. Son of Harry and Lizzie Austin, of Croydon, Surrey. He was killed, May 21 1915 at the battle of Festubert . He was a stretcher bearer and was killed by enemy fire , taking the wounded from the front lines to the field hospital. He was 24 years old. He is buried in Pont du Hem, Military cemetery , Nord , France. I visited his grave in 2017 , a very moving experience.

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