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 was born to Gertrude Austin and John Thomas Austin, with siblings Edith, Bruce, Jean, Maxwell, and Harold. He married Lillian Austin and Allister died. Allister died in 1944 at Gold Beach, Bayeux, France at 23 years old.
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Biography
Allister Charles Austin
Most commonly known name
Allister Charles Austin
Full name
Nickname(s) or aliases
Male
Gender
Allister Austin was born on in St. John's, Division No. 1 County, NL Canada
Birth
Allister Austin died in at Gold Beach in Bayeux, Normandy County, France
Death
Allister Austin was born on in St. John's, Division No. 1 County, NL Canada
Allister Austin died in at Gold Beach in Bayeux, Normandy County, France
Birth
Death
RN frogman killed on Gold Beach DDay
Cause of death
Bayeux War Cemetery Xi. D. 1. in France
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

British

Nationality & Locations

Britian Nfld
Childhood

Education

Parade Street School

Religion

United church
Adulthood

Professions

Clerk - Retail Store

Personal Life

Church Lads Brigade

Military Service

Service number: p/jx188870
Rank: Leading Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: No.3 L.c.o.c.u.
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Allister's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Austin family tree.

Parents:

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Aug 1892 - c. Sep 23, 1930 1892 - 1930
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May 1888 - Unknown 1888 - ?

Siblings:

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c. Sep 23, 1930 - Nov 10, 1930 1930 - 1930
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Jan 22, 1928 - Dec 23, 2012 1928 - 2012
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Nov 4, 1914 - Dec 2012 1914 - 2012
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Jan 22, 1918 - Jan 8, 1969 1918 - 1969
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1924 - Unknown 1924 - ?

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Allister Charles Austin & Lillian Austin

Allister Charles Austin

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Unknown - Unknown ? - ?

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Jill Austin Taylor
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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
Feb 11, 2018 · Reply
Jill Austin Taylor
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We were told he was shot. Does anyone have more details.
Feb 11, 2018 · Reply

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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 was born to Gertrude Austin and John Thomas Austin, with siblings Edith, Bruce, Jean, Maxwell, and Harold. Allister married Lillian Austin and Allister died.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Allister's lifetime.

In 1920, in the year that Allister Charles Austin was born, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1930, by the time he was merely 10 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1938, when he was 18 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

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.

Other Austins

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c. 1897 - Oct 12, 1918 1897 - 1918
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Unknown - Jun 6, 1944 ? - 1944
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c. 1874 - Oct 11, 1940 1874 - 1940
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c. 1868 - Feb 27, 1944 1868 - 1944
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c. 1898 - Jul 6, 1944 1898 - 1944
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c. 1912 - Nov 22, 1940 1912 - 1940
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Unknown - Apr 30, 1943 ? - 1943
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c. 1908 - Feb 28, 1944 1908 - 1944
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c. 1892 - Apr 20, 1916 1892 - 1916
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c. 1897 - Oct 14, 1918 1897 - 1918
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Unknown - Mar 28, 1918 ? - 1918
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Unknown - Apr 10, 1918 ? - 1918
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c. 1884 - Sep 27, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1892 - Sep 30, 1918 1892 - 1918
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c. 1916 - Sep 20, 1944 1916 - 1944
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c. 1893 - Jun 20, 1915 1893 - 1915
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c. 1911 - Oct 6, 1944 1911 - 1944
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c. 1900 - Apr 25, 1917 1900 - 1917
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Unknown - Dec 10, 1915 ? - 1915
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c. 1914 - Nov 4, 1942 1914 - 1942

Other Bios

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c. 1897 - Oct 12, 1918 1897 - 1918
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Unknown - Jun 6, 1944 ? - 1944
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c. 1874 - Oct 11, 1940 1874 - 1940
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c. 1868 - Feb 27, 1944 1868 - 1944
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c. 1898 - Jul 6, 1944 1898 - 1944
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c. 1912 - Nov 22, 1940 1912 - 1940
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Unknown - Apr 30, 1943 ? - 1943
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c. 1908 - Feb 28, 1944 1908 - 1944
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c. 1892 - Apr 20, 1916 1892 - 1916
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c. 1897 - Oct 14, 1918 1897 - 1918
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Unknown - Mar 28, 1918 ? - 1918
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Unknown - Apr 10, 1918 ? - 1918
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c. 1884 - Sep 27, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1892 - Sep 30, 1918 1892 - 1918
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c. 1916 - Sep 20, 1944 1916 - 1944
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c. 1893 - Jun 20, 1915 1893 - 1915
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c. 1911 - Oct 6, 1944 1911 - 1944
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c. 1900 - Apr 25, 1917 1900 - 1917
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Unknown - Dec 10, 1915 ? - 1915
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c. 1914 - Nov 4, 1942 1914 - 1942
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