Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Gerald & Homer Austin, WW1 Vets
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
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Photos submitted by Joyce M .Tice
from Lettie AUSTIN Brace album 
and 1912 Austin Reunion Photo
At left Gerald Neil Austin from Mansfield Advertiser Scrapbook
Below Homer Ripley Austin 1912 with son Raymond, 
grandfather Jesse W. & father Nikolas
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The above is a photo of the Mainesburg boy who was killed in action in France recently.
Killed In Action
Gerald Neil Austin Killed I France In Battle With the Germans Early This Month.

 A telegram was received Sunday evening by Mrs. Cora Austin, of Mainsburg, that her son, Gerald Neil, had been killed in action in France on June 6.  He was the son of Cora and Archie Austin, and is the grandson of Jesse Austin, of Mainesburg.  He was educated in the Mainesburg schools and afterwards went to work in the South.  He enlisted in New Jersey about a year ago and was at Camp Greenleaf until he was sent to France about the middle of April.  He was a member of Co. (unreadable), 30th Infantry and was 21 years old.  He is the first boy from this vicinity to offer his life for his country and his death brings the war very close to home.

I was just going thru Pat Gobea's transcription of the 1918 Troy Gazette on Tri-Counties site and came across this one about Gerald Austin's death.  This one says June 4 where the telegram states June 6.

Troy Gazette – Register
Troy, Bradford County, PA

Volume LV, #26, Thursday, June 27, 1918

News reached here that Gerald Niel Austin, a nephew of N. P. Austin was killed in France, June 4th.

Cousins Gerald & Homer Austin both died in World War One.
Gerald Neil Austin (1897-1918)
, son of Cora Belle Slingerland & Archie Austin,  died in World War I. Austin-Cox Post of Mansfield named for him. Company E, 30th Infantry. He is buried in Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield. Photos at right and above
Homer Ripley Austin (1887-1918), son of Sarah Louise Morgan and Nikolas Austin, died at Waco TX 1918 Homer died in service in World War I. He died of pneumonia and measles. He married Amanda Bolt and was father of Raymond and Lettie. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery in Troy.
Gerald Austin in 1912
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 10/31/2003
By Joyce M. Tice

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