Thomas Edwin COSSTICK

COSSTICK, Thomas Edwin

Service Number: 4399
Enlisted: 4 October 1915, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Richmond, Victoria, 1872
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Pneumonia, Newcastle, New South Wales, 31 July 1939
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
Portion: General Area; Section: 29; Lot 1
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World War 1 Service

4 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4399, Rockhampton, Queensland
31 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4399, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4399, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney
21 Aug 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 4399, 25th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Peter Sunners

Attestation Paper for Thomas when he joined AIF on 4 October 1915 show him as a widower. He was 43 years and 5 months.
He embarked for overseas on HMAT Star of Victoria on 31 March 1916 from Sydney, NSW.

The Maitland Daily Mercury, Monday 18 June 1917,

Soldier Returning
Mr. J. C. Cosstick, of this office has received word from the Base Records Office that his youngest brother, Pte. T. E. Cosstick, of the 25th. Battalion, is on a returning transport, and is expected to reach Australia shortly. He enlisted from Queensland.


Biography contributed by Peter Sunners

Maitland Daily Mercury, 8.8.1939

Mr. Thomas Cosstick, a returned soldier and a member of a family well known in Maitland, died in the Newcastle Hospital. He had been badly shell-shocked at the war and the effects of this, together with an attack of pneumonia, caused his death.
Mr. Cosstick, who was 67 years of age, was born in West Maitland and spent a good part of his life here. He enlisted at Ipswich and served in France with a Queensland battalion.
On his return from active service, he lived in Maitland, Newcastle and Morisset. He was a member of a family prominent in Maitland cricket years ago, and he himself played both here and in Queensland. While in Ipswich he was caretaker of the sports ground there.
His wife died a number of years ago. He is survived by one daughter who lives in Ipswich. He was a brother of Messrs. George (Newcastle) and James Cosstick (West Maitland).
His funeral left the Soldiers' Memorial Hall in Newcastle for the Church of England cemetery at Sandgate. Four of his nephews, Messrs. Jack, Thomas and James Cosstick and J. Griffiths were pall-bearers.