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Sydney Leake COUSENS

Regimental number5322
Place of birthYorkshire, England
SchoolState School, Queensland
Age on arrival in Australia9 months
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer's assistant
AddressNewtown,Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 7"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E A Cousens, Drayton Road, Newtown, Toowooomba, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of fate incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as 16 August 1918.
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XII, Row A, Grave No 3), Fouilloy, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Clapham Cousens and Esther Ann COUSENS, Drayton Road, Toowoomba, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 816 Sergeant Stanley Clifford COUSENS, 15th Bn, killed in action, 9 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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