1. Memorial:Gillingham (Woodlands) CemeteryNaval. 20. 1027.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.115
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour50C GQS

Awards & Titles:


Early Life :

Percy John Austin was born on January 11, 1883, in Cowden, Kent. Son of Eliza Austin, of 49, Roxwell Rd., Askew Rd., Shepherd's Bush, London.

Family :

Son of Eliza Austin, of 49, Roxwell Rd., Askew Rd., Shepherd's Bush, London.

Probate record shows: AUSTIN, Percy John of 49 Roxwell Road, Shepherds Bush, Middlesex. Died 7th May 1915 at Royal Naval Hospital, Gillingham, Kent. Administration granted at London 22nd June to Eliza Austin - widow (probably mother).

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: HMS Pembroke 

In WW1, HMS PEMBROKE, as well as being the Royal Naval barracks at Chatham, hosted a number of Accounting Bases (pay and admin offices - HMS PEMBROKE I, PEMBROKE II, etc) which handled men at a number of ships and shore establishments. However, a man wearing a PEMBROKE cap tally is more likely than not to have been actually serving in the Chatham Barracks. Many thousands of RN and RNR stokers will have passed through the barracks during WW1 either as ship's company or on courses.

Pembroke was also the name given to the base ship at Chatham; from Sep 1905 to Jun 1917 it was the former HMS Trent of 1877, an Iron Screw Gunboat, then from Jul 1917 to Feb 1920 it was the former HMS Nymphe of 1888, a Composite Screw Sloop.

Pembroke (I) - accounting base (shore establishment) at Chatham.
Pembroke (II) - Royal Naval Air Station at Eastchurch between 1913 and 1918.

Action : Natural Causes 

Natural causes is attributed those deaths due to causes that were not directly associated with the war. Included in this are wartime deaths resulting from, for example, theSpanish Influenza pandemic and its associated pneumonia problems and other attributions such as age and exhaustion. It also groups those who through Post Traumatic Stress committed suicide as a result of their experiences.

Service No. 198659. (Ch). Petty Officer 1st Class (1910)

Detail :

Died at the Royal Naval Hospital. Died from disease.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : United Service No. 3124 E.C.East Kent

10th June 1910
11th October 1910
9th December 1910

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