Leslie George COSGROVE

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COSGROVE, Leslie George

Service Number: 3281
Enlisted: 26 July 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Magill, South Australia, 19 June 1894
Home Town: Magill, Campbelltown, South Australia
Schooling: Magill High School
Occupation: Cellar hand
Died: Killed in action, Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium, 13 October 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Magill Honour Board, Magill War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

26 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3281, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3281, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Third Ypres
13 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3281, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

Born 19 June 1894 in Magill, South Australia.
(SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 545 Page: 449 District: Nor.)

Father Dennis COSGROVE and Mother Mary Ellen Cosgrove (nee LUCAS)
Leslie lived with his mother at Lorne Avneue, Magill, South Australia.

Next of kin in service:
Brother:      7285 Pte Harold Donald COSGROVE
                  53rd Battalion, returned to Australia, 9/12/1918

Brother:      119 Lance Sergeant Horace Donald COSGROVE
                  15th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 7/1/1919.

Previous service:
Senior Cadets for 1 year
3 years in the Citizen Military Forces

Described on enlisting as 21 years old; single;
Roman Catholic

26/7/1915       Enlisted in Adelaide

27/10/1915     Embarked on board HMAT A24 Benalla from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide
                      as a Private in the 10th Battalion, 11th reinforcements

13/10/1917     Killed in action at Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium
buried in:        NO KNOWN GRAVE

His name is Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL

His name is located at panel 150 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial
Canberra, ACT. 

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Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  14/2/2015.  Lest we forget.

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