Robert Austin (1895-1973):
Private with bandage, travelling in a railway compartment, circa 1918
Framed (ref: 5929)
Provenance: The Artist's brother Frederick Austin; thence by descent
During WW1 Austin served in the Royal Garrison Artillery as a gunner.
He had been at the Royal College for a brief spell before the outbreak of the war and resumed his studies afterwards.
The Soldier, in Austrian uniform, would appear to be a Private 1st Class of the 2nd Infantry Regiment.