|Birth: ||Jul. 17, 1897|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 1918, France|
Co. L. 5th Marines
Killed in Action in France Battle of Balleau Woods in France WWI
Wayne was Mary H Austin's youngest son of 12 kids.
Newton American Legion Post # 2 is named after him.
Private Wayne G. Austin, son of Mrs. Mary Austin, of Burrton, Kan., was born in Burrton July 17, 1897. He lived in Kansas all his life, the greater part in Burrton, until enlisting in the United States Marines, was trained at Port Royal barracks,South Carolina. He left for overseas service February 6, 1918. He was among the first to fight, being in the battle of Chatteau Thierry, and the Belleau Woods, being killed in action in the latter fighting, on June 6, 1918. Private Austin was the first Harvey county boy to make the supreme sacrifice in action. He was buried in the American cemetery on the Aisne river, Torcy, France. He was a typical, fearless, upstanding ypung Kansan, with a high school education and with great promises for a useful career.
Note: memoiors from service provided by Julian Wall
Jesse Stephen Peckam Austin (1858 - 1918)
Mary Lulu Howard Austin (1857 - 1934)
Lynford Maxwell Austin (1882 - 1884)**
Harry Edward Austin (1885 - 1935)*
Ady Wall Austin (1892 - 1934)*
Miles Neil Austin (1894 - 1980)*
Wayne G. Austin (1897 - 1918)
Dorotha Ruth Austin Yates (1899 - 1956)*
Plot: Block 3, Lot 37, Grave 3
Maintained by: Jim
Originally Created by: Judy Mayfield
Record added: May 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19518795