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Allister Charles Austin 1920 - 1944

Allister Charles Austin was born on June 21, 1920 in St. John's, Division No. 1 County, NL Canada to Gertrude Austin and John Thomas Austin, and had siblings Edith Austin, Bruce Russell Austin, Jean Bussey, Maxwell Austin, and Harold Raymond Austin. He married Lillian Austin, and they were married until Allister's death in 1944. Allister Austin was buried at Bayeux War Cemetery 1945 Bd Fabian Ware, in Bayeux, Normandie.
Allister Charles Austin
June 21, 1920
St. John's, Division No. 1 County, NL, Canada
1944
Gold Beach in Ver-sur-Mer, Calvados County, Normandy, 14114, France
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  • Introduction

    Allister Charles Austin was born on June 21, 1920, in St. John's, Division No. 1 County, NL, Canada to Gertrude Austin and John Thomas Austin. He came from a family of siblings including Edith Austin, Bruce Russell Austin, Jean Bussey, Maxwell Austin, and Harold Raymond Austin. During his military service, Allister served in the Royal Navy and held the rank of Leading Seaman. As part of his service, he was assigned to the No. 3 Landing Craft Obstacle Clearance Unit (L.C.O.C.U.). This unit played a crucial role in amphibious landing operations, responsible for clearing obstacles and providing support during beach landings. Their efforts were instrumental in ensuring the safe passage of landing craft and troops. During Operation Overlord, Allister served as a diver in the Royal Navy within the Landing Craft Obstacle Clearance Units (LCOCU). Being among the first troops to land on D-Day, his unit faced the dangerous task of demolishing the obstacles and mines meticulously placed by the German forces on the landing beaches. Their mission was to clear the path, enabling the Allied landing craft and vehicles to reach the shore safely and facilitating a successful invasion. Tragically, while courageously clearing obstacles to secure a safe landing zone, Allister Austin lost his life on D-Day. His sacrifice and bravery exemplify the unwavering dedication displayed by the troops during the historic invasion. Allister Austin now rests at the Bayeux War Cemetery in Bayeux, Calvados County, Normandie, France. His final resting place stands as a solemn reminder of his service and sacrifice in the name of freedom and peace.
  • 06/21
    1920

    Birthday

    June 21, 1920
    Birthdate
    St. John's, Division No. 1 County, NL Canada
    Birthplace
  • Ethnicity & Family History

    He was of British heritage. His parents were both born in Canada.
  • Nationality & Locations

    Britian Nfld
  • Early Life & Education

    Allister attended Parade Street School.
  • Religious Beliefs

    United church
  • Military Service

    Allister Charles Austin honorably served in the Royal Navy during his military service. His service number, P/JX188870, signifies his affiliation with the navy and reflects his unique identification within the service. Holding the rank of Leading Seaman, he fulfilled the role of a non-commissioned officer entrusted with leading a group of seamen in their naval duties. Assigned to the No. 3 Landing Craft Obstacle Clearance Unit (L.C.O.C.U.), Allister played a vital role in ensuring the success of amphibious landing operations. The L.C.O.C.U. specialized in clearing obstacles and providing crucial support during beach landings, safeguarding the safe passage of landing craft and troops. As a diver within the Royal Navy, Allister contributed to Operation Overlord as part of the esteemed Landing Craft Obstacle Clearance Units (LCOCU). Being among the courageous troops who landed on D-Day, his unit undertook the critical mission of demolishing the obstacles and mines meticulously laid by German forces on the landing beaches. Their efforts paved the way for Allied landing craft and vehicles, significantly contributing to a safer and more triumphant invasion. Among the vast number of approximately 24,970 troops who courageously landed on Gold Beach during the historic D-Day invasion, Allister Austin stood resolute. Assigned to No. 3 LCOCU, he went ashore on King Sector, Gold Beach, ready to face the challenges that lay ahead. Tragically, while fearlessly clearing obstacles to secure a safe landing zone, he made the ultimate sacrifice and lost his life on D-Day. Allister Austin's dedication and bravery will forever be remembered and honored. His selfless service and sacrifice stand as a testament to the unwavering commitment of all those who participated in the historic events of D-Day.
  • Professional Career

    Before his time in the military, he worked as a clerk at a retail store.
  • Personal Life & Family

    Allister was part of the Church Lads Brigade and was married to Lillian Austin.
  • mm/6
    1944

    Death

    1944
    Death date
    RN frogman killed on Gold Beach DDay
    Cause of death
    Gold Beach in Ver-sur-Mer, Calvados County, Normandy 14114, France
    Death location
  • Gravesite & Burial

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    Funeral date
    Bayeux War Cemetery 1945 Bd Fabian Ware, in Bayeux, Calvados County, Normandie 14400, France
    Burial location
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Allister Charles Austin Gravesite
Allister Charles Austin Gravesite
Photo of Allister Charles Austin's Gravesite at the Bayeux War Cemetery in Normandy.

Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens.
Date & Place: at Bayeux War Cemetery 1945 Boulevard Fabian Ware, in Bayeux, Calvados County, Normandie 14400, France
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Allister Charles Austin
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I found a website related to the H.M.S. Excellent. The owner of this photo may want to contact them as I didn't see his name listed. Here is the link;
We were told he was shot. Does anyone have more details.
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He had blue eyes. Very well liked. He was a frogman with the Royal Navy Commandos killed on Gold Beach on D-Day
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