Born in Brighton on May 1st 1878 to Charles and Elizabeth Austin. Joined the Navy on 10th June 1896 at the age of 18. Married Georgina Stephens in June 1909. Their daughter Elizabeth was born on August 4th 1913. He was killed in action at the age of 36 on 7th January 1915 when his submarine was sunk outside Zebrugge.