See also

Family of Francis Austin and Rose Laura Carter

Husband: Francis Austin

  • Name:

  • Francis Austin3,4,5

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Father:

  • Frederick Austin (1861?- )

  • Mother:

  • Hannah Caroline Green (1861- )

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • domestic gardener, army medical storekeeper then a park gardener1,3,6,7

  • Birth:

  • 21 Jan 1889

  • West Norwood, Surrey, England1,3,6,7,8

  • Census:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 2)

  • 13 Linton Grove, West Norwood, London, England9

  •  

  • son living in four rooms with his parents Frederick and Hannah, brothers Frederick, Robert and Horace, and his widowed grandmother Mary Green. Born in Norwood Surrey

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 12)

  • 2a Fairview Terrace, Auckland Hill, West Norwood, London, England8

  •  

  • son living with parents Frederick and Hannah, brothers Arthur, Robert, Horace and Cecil, sisters Florence and Ivy, and his widowed grandmother Mary Green. Born in West Norwood Surrey

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 22)

  • 161 Tulse Hill, Tulse Hill, London, England6

  •  

  • an unmarried son working as a domestic gardener and living in eight rooms with his parents Frederick and Hannah, brothers Frederick, Cecil, and Stanley, sisters Florence and Ivy, and his widowed grandmother Mary Green. Born in Norwood Surrey

  • Military Service:

  • btw 10 Apr 1917 and 14 Apr 1920 (age 28-31)

  • Royal Army Medical Corps as no:1115421

  •  

  • of 61 Hamilton Road West Norwood having attested on 16th November 1915 when he was working as an Army Medical Stores Assistant. He was 5' 7½" tall with a chest of 35" and expansion 2". He married Rose Laura Caila (spinster) at All Saints Church West Dulwich on 18th Septermber 1915 and Olive Rose was born 12th Audust 1919

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 50)

  • 31 Linton Grove, West Norwood, London, England7

  •  

  • a married park gardener living with his wife Rose, daughter Olive and son Horace. Born on 21st January 1889

  • Death:

  • Q3 1967 (age 79)

  • Lambeth "Registration District", Greater London, England5

Wife: Rose Laura Carter

  • Name:

  • Rose Laura Carter1,2,10

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Father:

  • -

  • Mother:

  • -

  • Birth:

  • 31 Aug 1894

  • Great Thurlow, Suffolk, England7,10,11

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 6)

  • The Street, Kirtling, Suffolk, England11

  •  

  • daughter attending school and living in four rooms with her parents Ernest and Sophia, brothers Henry, George, Alfred and Ernest, and sisters Lily, Violet and Margaret. Born in Great Thurlow Suffolk

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 16)

  • 84 South Croxted Road, Dulwich, London, England12

  •  

  • an unmarried servant working as a housemaid and living in ten rooms with Jane and Kathleen Butler and another servant. Born in Thurlow Suffolk

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 45)

  • 31 Linton Grove, West Norwood, London, England7

  •  

  • married doing unpaid domestic duties living with her husband Francis, daughter Olive and son Horace. Born on 31st August 189?

  • Death:

  • 27 Mar 1954 (age 59)

  • Mayday Hospital, 530 London Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon, Greater London, England13,14

  • Probate:

  • 17 May 1954

  • Probate Registry, London, England14

  •  

  • of 31 Linton Grove West Norwood London S.E. 27 (wife of Francis Austin) died 27th March 1954 at Mayday Hospital Thornton Heath Surrey, administration of effects of £544 11s 11d (~£13,800 in 2017) to the said Francis Austin foreman gardener

Child 1: Olive Rose Austin

  • Name:

  • Olive Rose Austin1,15

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Spouse (1):

  • David Topping ( - )

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • hairdresser7

  • Birth:

  • 12 Aug 1919

  • 61 Hamilton Road, West Norwood, Surrey, England1,7,15

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 20)

  • 31 Linton Grove, West Norwood, London, England7

  •  

  • an unmarried hairdresser living with her parents Francis and Rose, and brother Horace. Born on 12th August 1919 and married a Topping then a Gill at later dates

  • Death:

  • 14 Jun 2008 (age 88)

  • East Surrey "Registration District", Surrey, England16,17

  • Probate:

  • 22 Oct 2008

  • Probate Registry, Winchester, Hampshire, England17

Child 2: Horace William Austin

picture

1943 war memorial Horace William Austin

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HZ582 memorial i

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HZ582 memorial ii

  • Name:

  • Horace William Austin18,19

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Name Prefix:

  • Sergeant

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • engraver20

  • Birth:

  • 19 Sep 1922

  • Lambeth "Registration District", London, England18,20

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 17)

  • 31 Linton Grove, West Norwood, London, England20

  •  

  • an unmarried apprentice process engraver living with his parents Francis and Rose, and sister Olive. Born on 19th September 1922

  • Death:

  • 24 May 1943 (age 20)

  • Schaijk, North Brabant, Holland19,21,22,23

  •  

  • Cause: in action

    he was a pilot flying his second mission for 199 Squadron from RAF Ingham in a Wellington HZ582 when it was shot down by a JU88 night fighter on the return leg after bombing Dortmund. The Wireless Operator A Herbert and Rear Gunner R M Costella were also killed, the Navigator D R Koevers and Air Bomber J P E Last became POWs. The aircraft was shedding fuel and crashes to the ground close to a farmhouse. There was a huge explosion, burning aircraft parts flying all around. Toon Van Duren the farmer just had enough time to get his family out of the farmhouse which was was ablaze. They lost the farmhouse and all their possessions. A few hours later the bodies of three airmen were found amongst the wreckage. They were buried in the graveyard of St Peters in Uden and later moved to the Uden War Cemetery

  • War Memorial:

  •  

  • Uden War Cemetery, Bergmeester Buskensstraat, Uden, Noord-Brabant, Holland19

  •  

  • a sergeant (pilot) no:1331903 in 199 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve died 24th May 1943. Son of Francis and Rose Laura Austin, of West Norwood London

Sources

1.

FindMyPast British Army Service Records, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). National Archive series:WO363 Royal Army Medical Corps no:111542. Cit. Date: 7 April 2020.

2.

England and Wales Marriage Index 1837 - 2005, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). Lambeth 1915 quarter:3 volume:1d page:1029. Cit. Date: 7 April 2020.

3.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Lambeth 1889 quarter:1 volume:1d page:562. Cit. Date: 29 July 2018.

4.

Census 1901, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG13 piece:437 folio:24 page:39.

5.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Lambeth 1967 quarter:3 volume:5d page:119. Cit. Date: 8 April 2020.

6.

Census 1911, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG14 piece:2114 class:RG78 piece:73 registration district:25 sub-district:5 enumeration district:15 schedule:83. Cit. Date: 29 July 2018.

7.

1939 UK Register, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:0368A page:6 line:34 letter code:ANPQ. Cit. Date: 7 April 2020.

8.

Census 1901, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG13 piece:437 folio:24 page:39. Cit. Date: 17 December 2018.

9.

Census 1891, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG12 piece:418 folio:152 page:11. Cit. Date: 7 April 2020.

10.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Risbridge 1894 quarter:4 volume:4a page:723. Cit. Date: 8 April 2020.

11.

Census 1901, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG13 piece:1537 folio:76 page:6. Cit. Date: 8 April 2020.

12.

Census 1911, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG14 piece:2459 class:RG78 piece:82 registration district:27 sub-district:1 enumeration district:9 schedule:188. Cit. Date: 8 April 2020.

13.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Croydon 1954 quarter:1 volume:5g page:132. Cit. Date: 8 April 2020.

14.

UK Government Probate Service, UK Government Find a Will, ( on-line at www.probatesearch.service.gov.uk). London 1954 page:210. Cit. Date: 8 April 2020.

15.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Lambeth 1919 quarter:3 volume:1d page:701. Cit. Date: 7 April 2020.

16.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). East Surrey 2008 quarter:2 district:7551F register:1F004 entry:500999638. Cit. Date: 8 April 2020.

17.

UK Government Probate Service, UK Government Find a Will, ( on-line at www.probatesearch.service.gov.uk). Winchester 2008 no:2870113. Cit. Date: 8 April 2020.

18.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Lambeth 1922 quarter:4 volume:1d page:700. Cit. Date: 7 April 2020.

19.

Commonwealth War Grave Commission, ( on-line at www.cwgc.org). 199 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve no:1331903. Cit. Date: 8 April 2020.

20.

1939 UK Register, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:0368A page:6 line:34 letter code:ANPQ. Cit. Date: 3 August 2020.

21.

Carol Wharmby-Gordon RAF Ingham 199 Sqn researcher personal communication. email with a description and mission records. Cit. Date: 15 January 2021.

22.

Ibid. email with a description of the crash. Cit. Date: 7 July 2021.

23.

Traces of War, (on-line at www.tracesofwar.com). www.tracesofwar.com/sights/121075/Memorial-Wellington-HZ582.htm. Cit. Date: 15 July 2021.