Auster, Norman Littlewood Conway

Norman Conway Littlewood Auster was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales in 1895.  His parents were Harry Littlewood Auster and Mary Emily Auster (nee Edwards).

The 1911 Census shows that Norman was now living at ‘Sharavogue’. Blundell Sands Road, West Derby, Liverpool, as a Lodger.  He was employed as an Apprentice in a Steam Ship Office in Dock Road, Liverpool.

Following the outbreak of the First World War he enlisted with the 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borderer’s, later transferring to the Royal Flying Corps, where he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.  He was posted missing on the 16 July 1918, after failing to return from a combat mission.  He was later reported as having been killed in action.

Liverpool Echo 27 July 1918: Lieutenant Conway Littlewood Auster, RAF, only son of Mrs Auster of Grimley Hall, Worcestershire, was officially reported as missing in action since 16 July.

The National Probate Calendar for 1918, which was administered at Chester, states that Norman Conway Littlewood Auster on his death bequeaths the sum of £108. 5s. 3d to his widowed mother, Mrs Mary Emily Auster.

On 1 November 1920, a payment of £87. 5s. 8d. was credited at The London City and Midland Bank to Mrs Mary Emily Auster, being monies owed to her son Norman.

There is no Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for him at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, Flintshire.

He is remembered on a Remembrance Plaque at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire and on the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.

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