Rank Private Service # 880079 Unit # 186th, 1st Resident Chatham Private Sydney Austin trained in Canada with the 186th. Battalion, leaving for overseas March 22nd, 1917. He went to France September 10th, 1917, transferring to the 1st. Battalion. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Sources Chatham Daily News (22-04-1919), Chatham Daily News (25-04-1919), No Return Ticket - Wallaceburg War Casualties - Alan Mann 2002 Height 5' 2" Eye Colour Blue Age 3 Complexion Fair Hair Fair Race White Birthplace England Religion Anglican Last Place of Employment Painter Average Earnings $3.00 per day. Marital Status Married Marriage Info December 6th, 1909, Blenheim, Ontario. When Enlisted February 22nd Where Enlisted Wallaceburg, Ontario Next of Kin Wife- Mrs. Berniece Austin, 39 Dover St., Chatham. Children- Rudy Irene, -born November 26th, 1911. -Mildred Marie -born June 22nd, 1913. Notice something wrong with this record? Or, do you have something to add? Report it using our online form.