Leslie George COSGROVE


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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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. 



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