Walter David COUSENS


COUSENS, Walter David

Service Number: 1075
Enlisted: 24 April 1915, Claremont, Tas.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Beaconsfield, Tas., 1894
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Miss Riddle's Private School Moonah
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 24 June 1916
Cemetery: La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1075, 26th Infantry Battalion, Claremont, Tas.
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1075, 26th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1075, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of David Cousens, Deviot, West Tamar, Tasmania

The Defence Department on Tuesday last notified the Rev. J. H. Harrison, of Beaconsfield, that Private Walter D. Cousens, of the  26th Battalion, had been killed on active service on June 24. General regret and sympathy with the relatives is felt at the loss of a fine young soldier.

The Rev, J. H. S. Harrison last week received a telegram from the Military Headquarters, Hobart, informing him that Private W. D.  Cousens, of Deviot, had been killed in action on June 24, and requesting him to convey the sad tidings to his relatives, at the  same time to convoy to them the deep sympathy of their Majesties the King and Queen, and also of the military authorities, at  the death of a fine young soldier. Private Consens was for some time a resident ol Moonah and Glenorchy, and also worked on  the East Coast before going with his parents to West Tamar. He was greatly esteemed, and general regret is expressed at his loss whilst serving the Empire.