Photograph of Thomas Richard Austin

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
My grandfather Richard Austin, 2nd Battalion Welsh Regiment, who died on 18th March 1918 aged 28. It is thought he was killed by a shell at Wieltje near Ypres. He is buried at Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station cemetery north of Ypres. My father, Glyn Austin, was born on 18th January 1916 having been conceived while his father was recuperating from wounds in 1915, having been sent home to Neath Hospital near Swansea. He never met...