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In Remembrance of
Albert Gordon Lee Austin

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Date of birth: 29th November 1920
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Albert and Florence Austin
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 21827
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Albert was known as "Bunny" to his friends. He was born on 29th November 1920 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to parents Albert and Florence Austin. He was the eldest of five children- Reginald (born 1923), and Norman (born 1925), Cecilia (born 1927) and Hazel (born 1928). All three boys served in the Navy. The family lived in Winchester. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

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The "Winchester 5." Back Row (left - right)- Albert "Bunny" Austin and Harold Pink; Front Row (left - right): Geoff Mould, Alan Hadley and Den Finden. Of the five, only Den Finden survived...he was transferred off the ship before her fateful mission against Bismarck. It was Den who provided this photograph to us.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Albert's name is in Column 1 of Panel 47.

Detail of Albert's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Dennis Finden ("Winchester 5" photo, March 2001)
His niece, Marina Phillips (information, January 2011)