Thomas Joseph COSGRIFF


COSGRIFF, Thomas Joseph

Service Number: 2150
Enlisted: 19 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Albert Park, Victoria, March 1896
Home Town: Albert Park, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Printer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 July 1916
Cemetery: Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, Fromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2150, Melbourne, Victoria
27 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2150, 21st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2150, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
3 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 59th Infantry Battalion
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2150, 59th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Lisa Cosgriff

"...2150 Private Thomas Joseph Cosgriff, 4th Reinforcements, 21st Battalion, of Albert Park, Vic. Pte Cosgriff enlisted on 19 July 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Hororata on 27 September 1915. He was killed in action on 19 July 1916 at Fromelles, France. At the time his body was not located and his name was recorded at VC Corner Australian Cemetery in France. In 2008 a burial ground was located at Pheasant Wood containing the bodies of 250 British and Australian soldiers. In March 2010 seventy five of the men (including Pte Cosgriff) were identified and their names released; further DNA analysis is being carried out. All of the remains were reburied at the newly created Pheasant Wood (Fromelles) Military Cemetery." - SOURCE (