Bank: Union of London & Smiths Bank
Place of work: Maidstone branch
Died: 22 March 1918
Edward John Austen was born in Tonbridge in 1895, the son of John Charles Austen, an ironmonger, and his wife Jessie Cornelia. He worked for Union of London & Smiths Bank at its Maidstone branch.
Early in the First World War Austen went on active service in the army, serving as a Second Lieutenant, and later Lieutenant, in the London Regiment. He died in France on 22 March 1918. He was 22 years old.