Private Thomas Samuel Austin

Army Number: 70999 (formerly 26851 Leicestershire Regiment)

Battalion: 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born at Grimstone, Leicestershire. Son of William and Helen Austin. He was an agricultural labourer prior to enlisting at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. After transferring to the 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment he was killed in action, 4th October 1917, during the attack near Poelcappelle, Belgium.

Commemorated  Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A

Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

Private Thomas Samuel Austin is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
St. John’s Church War Memorial, Grimstone, Leicestershire.