PFC Chalmer Wayne Austin

Photo added by John Warrick Burriss

PFC Chalmer Wayne Austin

  • Birth 10 Nov 1911 Hamilton, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 24 Oct 1944
  • Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
  • Memorial ID 56758706

Son of Thomas Sumner & Nellie Elizabeth (Glines) Austin

Raised by his Aunt & Uncle, Nora & Henry Schwartz until he was 17, he then moved to IN to live with a sister Eunice.

Killed by friendly fire when the ship he was on was accidentally torpedoed by an American Submarine. He and about 1000 other POW's had just been released from a prison camp after being held captive (from 1942 - 1944) when their ship was sunk.
Chalmer was awarded the Purple Heart for Military Merit and Wounds received in action.


Family Members

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Indiana.

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56758706
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Chalmer Wayne Austin (10 Nov 1911–24 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56758706, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .