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Allister Charles Austin (1920 - 1944)

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Allister Charles Austin
1920 - 1944
Born
June 21, 1920
St. John's, Division No. 1 County, NL Canada
Death
1944
Gold Beach in Bayeux, Normandy County, France
Summary
Allister Charles Austin was born on June 21, 1920 in St. John's, NL Canada. He is the child of Gertrude Austin and John Thomas Austin, with siblings Edith, Bruce, Jean, Maxwell, and Harold. According to his family tree, he married Lillian Austin. They were married until Allister's death in 1944. He died in 1944 at Gold Beach, Bayeux, France at 23 years old.
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Updated: April 18, 2022
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Allister Charles Austin
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Allister Austin was born on in St. John's, Division No. 1 County, NL Canada
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Allister Austin died in at Gold Beach in Bayeux, Normandy County, France
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RN frogman killed on Gold Beach DDay
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Bayeux War Cemetery Xi. D. 1. in France
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British

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Britian Nfld
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Parade Street School

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United church

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Clerk - Retail Store

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Church Lads Brigade

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Service number: p/jx188870 Rank: Leading Seaman Regiment: Royal Navy Unit/ship/squadron: No.3 L.c.o.c.u.
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Jill Austin Taylor commented on Feb 11, 2018
He had blue eyes. Very well liked. He was a frogman with the Royal Navy Commandos killed on Gold Beach on D-Day
Jill Austin Taylor commented on Feb 11, 2018
We were told he was shot. Does anyone have more details.

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Allister Charles Austin died in 1944 at Gold Beach, Bayeux, France at 23 years of age. he was buried in Bayeux War Cemetery Xi. D. 1., France. He was born on June 21, 1920 in St. John's, NL Canada. He is the child of Gertrude Austin and John Thomas Austin, with siblings Edith, Bruce, Jean, Maxwell, and Harold. According to his family tree, he married Lillian Austin. They were married until Allister's death in 1944.
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1920 - 1944 World Events

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In 1920, in the year that Allister Charles Austin was born, in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1930, he was merely 10 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1932, at the age of merely 12 years old, Allister was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1944, in the year of Allister Charles Austin's passing, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

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