Sydney Leake COUSENS

Sydney Leake Cousens Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
England
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Grocer's Assistant
Enlisted
14-February-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
30
Status
Single
Service No
5322
Rank
Private
Unit
26th Battalion, 14th Reinforcements
Embarked
18-August-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
18 August 1918
Place
near Marcelcave, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

Brother of 816 Private Stanley Clifford Cousens (KIA).

 

Sydney Cousens arrived in England in October 1916 and 14 months later landed in France in December 1917. At the Battle of Amiens on 8 August 1918 he was killed in action near Marcelcave and buried at Card Copse Cemetery the next day. In March 1920 his remains were exhumed and re-interred at Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery

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