Austin, F A A
FREDERICK ALFRED ATKINS AUSTIN
Remembered with honour Hooge Crater Cemetery: Plot XIV, Row E, Grave 15.
He enlisted in Bedford, and was formerly Private 6382 Essex Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Frederick’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Frederick in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 23 November 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 4 October 1919.
Son of David and Sarah Jane (nee ATKINS) AUSTIN of Watford.
His parents married 1883 in the Leighton Buzzard, Beds, district. Sarah died 1926 in Watford aged 61, and was buried 5 May in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; David died 1935 in Watford aged 78, and was buried 29 May, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Frederick was born 24 June 1892 in Leighton Buzzard. He attended first Callowland Infants’ School, Watford; then Callowland Board School from 9 January 1899 to 22 June 1906. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a basket maker aged 18, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings.
Date of death30*/09/1918
Age at death26
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)