Stanley Clifford COUSENS

Stanley Clifford Cousens Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Farmer
Enlisted
23-September-1914
Place
Milmerran
Age
23
Status
Single
Service No
816
Rank
Private
Unit
15th Battalion, E Company
Embarked
22-December-1914
Place
Melbourne
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Highest rank
Sergeant
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
9 August 1916
Place
Pozieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

Brother of 5322 Private Sydney Leake Cousens (KIA).

 

Stanley Cousens was among the first Australians to land at Gallipoli. In August 1915 he was hospitalised in England with influenza. He re-joined his battalion in Egypt in January 1916 and was promoted to Sergeant. He landed in France in June and was killed in action at Pozieres on 9 August. He was 25. His body was never found.

 

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