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Fred Thaddeus Austin
Major General, United States Army
Courtesy of Michael Stein:

Major General Fred Thaddeus Austin, U.S. Army
Born in Hancock, Vermont February 28, 1867
Died February 26, 1938
Son of Julius Tilden & Mauora (Keith) Austin
Married Lenore Harrison of San Antonio October 21, 1909
Practiced architecture in Brockton and Boston 1889-98
First Lieutenant (USV) 1898
First Lieutenant 1901
Captain 1906
Colonel (NA) 1917
Brigadier General (NA) 1918
Colonel 1925
Major General 1927
Served with 5th Massachusetts Infantry 1898-99
Served with 46th USV Infantry 1899-01
Served in the Philippines 1899-02
Served with Artillery Corps 1901-.
Served with 3d Field Artillery 1907-15
Regimental Adjutant, 3d Field Artillery 1907-08
Commander, Battery C, 3d Field Artillery 1909-10
Commander, Battery E, 3d Field Artillery 1910-11
Member, Equipment Board 1912-13 
Regimental Adjutant, 3d Field Artillery 1914
Commander, Battery C, 2d Field Artillery 1915
Commander, 2d Battery, 1st Field Artillery 1916
Commanding Officer, 346th Field Artillery 1917-18
Commanding General, 156th Field Artillery Brigade 1918-19 Commander, 
Camp Taylor 1919-20 Director, Artillery School 1920-?
Served with Inspector General's Department -27
Chief of Field Artillery 1927-30
Retired 1930



Fred Thaddeus Austin of Vermont
Appointed from Massashusetts, First Lieuenant, 5th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 25 June 1898
Honorably mustered out of the Volunteer Service, 31 March 1899
First Lieutenant, 46th Volunteer Infantry, 17 August 1899
Honorably mustered out of the Volunteer Serice, 30 June 1901
First Lieutenant, Artillery Corps, 22 August 1901

Fred T. Austin progressed through the ranks to Major General, and served as Chief of Army Field Artillery from 1927 to 1930.  The General died in 1938 and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Lenore Harrison Austin (died 1973) is buried with him.

We are actively seeking additional information regarding General Austin and his wife.


AUSTIN, FRED T
MAJOR GENERAL US ARMY BAT
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 02/26/1938
DATE OF INTERMENT: 02/28/1938
BURIED AT: SECTION G  SITE 5698
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

AUSTIN, LENORE HARRISON WIDOW OF FRED T
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/01/1884
DATE OF DEATH: 03/29/1973
DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/03/1973
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 5698 NS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF FT AUSTIN, M/GEN, USA


Posted: 1 January 2005  Updated: 26 February 2005 Updated: 22 April 2007

FT Austin Gravesite PHOTO December 2004

FT Austin Gravesite PHOTO December 2004
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 2 December 2004