Regiment/Unit: 28th (North-west) Battalion
Additional Info: Mr. Bourne was born February 8,1891 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, the son of W. H. and Clare E. Bourne, of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. Austin was a farmer when he enlisted in the 9th Regiment of the Canadian Mounted Rifles at Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on December 23, 1914. At the time of his enlistment, Private Bourne was 5'103/4" tall with brown hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion.
According to the 28th Battalion War Diary, there were 21 "Other Ranks" casualties on the day Austin died. The 28th Battalion was involved in an attack towards the junction of the LENS-BETHUNE road (north of Lens) and CINNIBAR Trench (it was in close support of the 27th and 29th Battalions).
His military records are available from the National Archives of Canada, reference - RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 934 - 47
Honors and Awards: N/A
Burial Information: Private Bourne has no known grave. He is commomorated on the Vimy Memorial in France.