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Frank Ernest COUSENS

Regimental number5076
Place of birthRutherglen Victoria
SchoolJarrahdale State School, Western Australia
Other trainingNil
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSaw filer
AddressJarrahdale, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W E Cousens, Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary Elizabeth COUSENS, Jarrahdale, Western Australia. Native of Rutherglen, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4995 Pte Herbert Dunbar COUSENS, 28th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 April 1919; 15584 Sapper Martin Nicholas COUSENS, Corps Signal Company, returned to Australia, 18 July 1919; 4996 Pte Reuben Leeuwin COUSENS, 28th Bn, killed in action, 8 January 1917; 2148 Driver William Edwin COUSENS MM, 44th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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