4 September 2009

14390959 Rfm Rex Austin, 10th Bn, Rifle Brigade

14390959 Rifleman Rex Austin of the 10th Battalion, the Rifle Brigade (also known as the 2nd Battalion, The Tower Hamlets Rifles) died in Italy on the this day, 4th September, 1944. He was 20 years old and the son of Cecil Albert and Ellen Austin of Shiregreen, Sheffield.

According to the UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945, Rex was born in Yorkshire and living in Sheffield when he enlisted. He is buried in Florence War Cemetery; grave reference II.E.4. The War Graves Photographic Project has a photo of his grave (above).

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry.co.uk (1939-1945 Roll of Honour)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The War Graves Photographic Project

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