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John Sanger Austin (1918–1943)

Mr and Mrs. Frank Austin, of Avalon, Lara, have been advised that their son, Flt-Lt John Sanger Austin, 25, had died of illness at a northern operational station. Flt-Lt Austin was to have married Miss Margaret Cully, of Narrandera, NSW, on Monday, but his sudden illness prevented him beginning his leave some days ago. Flt-Lt Austin was educated at Geelong Grammar School, and at the time of enlisting in the RAAF was in the stock department of Dennys, Lascelles Ltd, Geelong. He was mentioned in despatches for his work in Hudsons in the Coastal Command overseas. He returned to Australia about 11 months ago, and was posted to a northern station. Two brothers are in the Air Force, one in England and the other in India.

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Life Summary [details]


15 May, 1918


9 November, 1943 (aged 25)
Batchelor, Northern Territory, Australia

Cause of Death

blood poisoning

Military Service