George Elliott Austin, born on the 17 November 1892 and baptised on 4 December 1892 in Whitchurch, Shropshire youngest son of William and Kate Austin. Educated at Royal Masonic School, Bushey 1901-1910 and played hockey for Hertfordshire. He worked for Alliance Assurance Co.,Birmingham and resided at 1 Oliver Road, Birmingham.
George enlisted as Private in the Territorials before 1914 and entered France in March 1915. He was promoted to Sergeant and then obtained a commission and was killed in action by a machine gun bullet while leading C Company in an attack.
Regiment : 6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Rank : 2nd Lieutenant
Service Number : 1799 (prior to being commissioned)
Killed in Action; Belgium 27 August 1917 Aged 24