Alfred Thomas COUSENS


COUSENS, Alfred Thomas

Service Number: 5073
Enlisted: 12 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Lindenow South, Victoria, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Lindenow, East Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 10 April 1917
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Stratford War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

12 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5073, 14th Infantry Battalion
14 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5073, 14th Infantry Battalion
14 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5073, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Henry Mason Cousens and Julia Cousens, of Lindenow, Victoria

Pte. A.T. Cousens, of Delvine son of Mr and Mrs. H.M. Cousens, died on the 10th April from wounds received in France.  He was 25 years of age.  He enlisted in September 1915, and saw about eight months' active service in France.  He had only recently returned to the trenches, after being in hospital for about six weeks suffering from shell shock, when he recieved his mortal injuries.