Reuben Leeuwin COUSENS

COUSENS, Reuben Leeuwin

Service Number: 4996
Enlisted: 8 March 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Karridale, Western Australia, 1897
Home Town: Jarrahdale, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Schooling: Jarrahdale State School, Western Australia
Occupation: Fireman
Died: Killed in Action, France, 8 January 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Jarrahdale Roll Of Honor WW1, Jarrahdale War Memorial, Northam Fallen, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4996, 28th Infantry Battalion
18 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, 4996, 28th Infantry Battalion
18 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, 4996, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Reuben was born in Karridale, Western Australia in 1897

His parents were William Edwin COUSENS and Mary Elizabeth BRIGGS


Brothers who also served in WW1

1. Frank Ernest COUSENS  (SN 5076) died of wounds in 1916

2. Herbert Dunbar COUSENS (SN 4995) returned to Australia in 1919

3. Martin Nicholas COUSENS (SN 14484) returned to Australia in 1919

4. William Edwin COUSENS (SN 2148) survived the war but died in Western Australia in 1920 after a fall from a horse