Thomas Bernard (Tommy) COSGRAVE

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COSGRAVE, Thomas Bernard

Service Number: SX13162
Enlisted: 9 June 1941, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Barker, South Australia, 28 April 1918
Home Town: Macclesfield, Mount Barker, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds (blood clot), Tel el Eisa, Egypt, 6 November 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery
Grave 4-B-4
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Macclesfield ANZAC Memorial Gardens, Macclesfield Honour Roll WW2, Macclesfield Memorial Gates
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World War 2 Service

9 Jun 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Jun 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX13162, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, SA
10 Jun 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX13162
18 Sep 1941: Embarked 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX13162, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, HMT Marnix Van St. Aldegonde, Melbourne
6 Nov 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX13162, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography

Son of Thomas Christopher COSGRAVE and Catherine (nee McNAMARA) of Macclesfield, South Australia.

Tommy died from a blood clot in hospital three days after receiving a minor schrapnel wound to the thigh.

"COSGRAVE.— A tribute to the memory of Tommy, died in Egypt on Nov. 6. — lnserted by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wright and Neil.

COSGRAVE.— A tribute of love to the memory of Tommy, died in Egypt on Nov. 6. — lnserted by Ginty.  

COSGRAVE. — A loving tribute to the memory of Tommy, died in Egypt, Nov. 6.

In silence I remember.— lnserted by Eve.

COSGRAVE.— A tribute of love to the memory of Tommy, died in Egypt, Nov. 6.

I shall always remember.— lnserted by Bobby.

COSGRAVE.— Died of wounds, Egypt. Nov. 6, Thomas Bernard, dearly loved eldest son of Thomas and Catherine Cosgrave, Macclesfleld, loved brother of Denis (A.I.F., New Guinea), Phillip, and Mary. Aged 24 years. R.I.P." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 17 Nov 1942 (nla.gov.au)

"Macclesfield Man Dies of Wounds

Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Cosgrave, of Macclesfield, have been advised that their eldest son, Pte. Thomas Bernard Cosgrave, 24, died of wounds in Egypt on November 6th. Pte. Cosgrave was a member of the Macclesfield Football Club, captain of the B Grade Tennis Club, and hon, secretary of Hills' Table Tennis Association." - from the Port Elliot Southern Argus 26 Nov 1942 (nla.gov.au)

 

 

 

 

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