Geoffrey Ruthven Austin, North Irish Horse

1887 Nov 1. Born Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire. To Thomas Austin, Vicar, and Emily Janet. The vicar is baptising up to Jun 1907, so the family may have split up.

1887 Dec 30. Baptised
St Thomas, Dixon Green, Farnworth, Lancashire, England Geoffrey Ruthven Austin - Child of Thomas Austin & Emily Janet
Born: 8 Nov 1887
Abode: 19 Bolton Road
Occupation: Vicar of this Parish
Baptised by: T. Austin
Register: Baptisms 1887 - 1911, Page 9, Entry 67
Source: Microfilm of register at Manchester Library

1891 census at Bryndinarth, Merllin Terrace, Dwygyfylchi, Penmaenmawr, Conway

1901 census at Grammar Schools, Upper Brook Street, Oswestry Urban

1907 May 24. Travels 2nd class to New York on SS Teutonic. He is a "clerk". He lived in Canada at Fort Osbourne, Winnepeg

1910 Jul. Crosses border from Canada to US He is a farm labourer living in Canada

1911 Jan 25. 3rd Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment, Geoffrey Ruthven Austin, to be Second Lieutenant (on probation).

1911 census No 6 Regimental District Whittington Barracks, 2 Lieutenant 3rd South Staffordshire Regt

1911 Oct 10. On SS Pomeranian from UK to Canada. He is a returning Canadian who has lived for 4 years in Ingersoll, Vancouver for 4 years 1907-1911.

1911 Nov 7. 3rd Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment, The undermentioned Second Lieutenants (on probation) are confirmed in their rank:.— Geoffrey R. Austin

1912 Apr 10. 3rd Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment, Second Lieutenant Geoffrey R. Austin resigns his commission.

1914 Attests to Canadian Expeditionary Force. His next of kin is Mrs Willoughby of Holmlea, Helmgold, Oswestry. He only owns up to 1year and 6 month in Lord Strathcona's Horse. The South Staffs Service seems to have been "forgotten"

1915 May 4. Lands in France

17 Oct. 1918. Oct 17. Promoted Lt

1919 Jun 9. N. Ir. Horse.—The undermentioned are seed, for duty with the Army Cyclist Corps: Lt. G. R. Austin.

1919 Jun 12. Army Cyclist Corps. Lt. G. R. Austin (N. Ir. Hse., Spec. Res.) to be actg. Capt. while comdg. a Co.

1919 Nov 6. Army Cyclist Corps. Lt. G. R. Austin (N. Ir. Hse., Spec. Res.) relinquishes the actg. rank of Capt. on ceasing to comd. a Co.

1920 Apr 1. N. Ir. Horse.—Lt. G. R. Austin relinquishes his commn. and retains the rank of Lt

1920 Aug 3 Joined ADRIC with service no 87

1920 Nov 11. DI2 while employed with Ulster Specials. Newtownards Camp

1921 Jan/Mar Married in Newry

1923 is in Ulster Special Constabulary.

1926 Jun 12. From UK to Canada on SS Melita. Born Farnworth. He travels alone, his profession is army/police. His intended destination is Lord Strathcona's Horse in Calgery. His wife Mrs P Austin lives at Kempley Rd, Hampshire

1933 married: Geoffrey R Austin Gender: Male Marriage Date: 1933 Marriage Place: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Spouse: Ruby MacKay

1940 Feb 9 died Calgary, Alberta, Canada