Harry William COSSONS

COSSONS, Harry William

Service Number: SX1875
Enlisted: 2 March 1940, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Augusta, South Australia, 11 April 1916
Home Town: Brompton, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Campbelltown Nursing Home, Campbelltown, South Australia, 29 July 1994, aged 78 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Enfield Memorial Park, S.A.
cremated there, not interned
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

2 Mar 1940: Involvement Private, SN SX1875, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
2 Mar 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX1875, Adelaide, SA
10 Dec 1945: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX1875, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born  11/04/1916 Port Augusta, South Australia

William Cossons and Sarah Ann Cossons (nee TILLEY), lived at Melrose, SA

Their Children:
Joseph Cossons; Harry Cossons; Henry Cossons and Sarah Clark (nee Cossons).

H.H (Harry) COSSONS - "HARRY's Grandfather"
b. 1871 Gloucestershire, England, arrived in Adelaide in 1873
    1920 married:  MOTHER - Harriet Eliza Storey, from Norton Summit; 
     lived in Mount Gambier majority of his life, until retiring in Adelaide
d. 15/7/1929 in Adelaide  

Harry & Harriet's children:
Vera Maud Cossons
  (b. 1879 Adelaide - d. 2/2/1881 Mt Gambier, SA)
Arthur William Cossons - "HARRY's FATHER"
  (b. 1881 Mt Gambier - d. 22/5/1954 Brompton, SA)
Vernon George Cossons (b. 1886 Mt Gambier - d. 29/6/1945 Payneham, SA)
Frank Harry Cossons  (b. 1890 - d. 1912 Mt Gambier, SA)
TWIN  Roy Leonard Cossons (b. 6/9/1888 Mt Gambier - d. 4/7/1968 Dulwich, SA)
TWIN  Ray Clifford Cossons  (b. 6/9/1888 Mt Gambier - d. 6/8/1963 Daw Park, SA)

Joseph (Joe) COSSONS
(b. 05/08/1852 Gloucestershire, England - d. 28/04/1904 Mt Gambier, SA)
Joe married: 26/12/1881 at the residence of Mr Henry Ludwig MEIER at Mount Gambier, SA
May's parents home
Wife: May (Mary) Theresa Fredericka Cossons (nee MEIER)
1921 remarried to Mr Frederick York Smith, at Virginia, SA
last lived at 29 Green Street, Brompton, SA
25/08/1948 died in hospital (aged 91 years)

Joe & Mary's children:
HAROLD (Paddy) Cossons
b. 11/01/1892 in Beachport, SA
1921 married:  Olive Pearl WATSON
        (b. 05/08/1903 Kadina - d. 08/04/1943 in Northfield, buried at Kadina)
lived at Kadina and had five children
Harold died 20/07/1979 at Daw Park Repartriation Hospital, Daw Park, SA)
buried in:   Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena, SA
                 Derrick Gardens, Path 38, Grave 720B
Harold & Olive's Children:
Laurel Jean Croxton (nee Cossons) b.1921 - d. 2002)
married 1939: Allan CROXTON at Kadina in 1939

Doreen May Lynch (fmly Tucker) - (nee Cossons) b.1922 - d. 1997
1940 1st marriage: Harold Lionel TUCKER (b. 23/10/1915 Adelaide - d.1987)
                            He was wounded in WWII.
During the war she lived in Adelaide. Divorced in 1947.
1950 2nd marriage: Kevin LYNCH in Adelaide (d. 1997)

Sydney Louis Cossons  b. 23/08/1923 in Kadina, SA
22/08/1950  Sydney died at the Daw Park Repatriation Hospital, Daw Park, SA.
He had been buried in Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena, SA.
His Interment Right Expired on 25/08/2000

Ronald Clem Cossons b. 1927
1949 married: Violet COLLIVER at Kadina
1950 married: to wife Connie

Valda Mary Adams (nee Cossons) b. 1929 Kadina - d. 1990 Port Pirie, SA
1948 married: James S (Jim) ADAMS, of Solomontown at Kadina

Joe & Mary's other Children:
HERBERT (aka Hubert) William Cossons 
b. 19/12/1882 in Mount Gambier, SA

b.  03/12/1886 in Hundred of Caroline, SA
d.  Killed in Action at Blangy-Tronville, France (WWI) - NO known grave

CHARLOTTE (Lottie) Ann Helene WILTON (nee Cossons)
b. 11/11/1889 Mt Gambier, SA
    1967 married:  Charles WILTON
    1919  lived at Wallaroo Mines, Kadina, SA (later at Ranelagh Street, Adelaide, SA)
    children:  Richard and Charles
d. 1965 at Ascot, Victoria

GERTRUDE Mary Cossons (Cecily Martin Steer?) 
  b. 09/01/1897 in Solomontown, SA

b. 25/12/1854 Gloucestershire, England
d. 10/07/1929 South Australia

Sarah Elizabeth CLARK (nee Cossons)
b. 06/05/1858 - d. 1919


NEXT OF KIN in service:
Great-Uncle (WWI)
4817 Lance Corporal Louis Henry (enlisted under 'Lyall') Cossons
         - 50th Infantry Battalion
29/12/1915  enlisted into WWI at Keswick, SA
09/03/1916  embarked Outer Harbour onboard RMS Mongolia
                   as a Private with 10th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
30/08/1916  taken on strength 50th Infantry Battalion, France
05/11/1917  promoted to Lance Corporal, 50th Infantry Battalion, France
25/04/1918  Killed in Action at Blangy-Tronville, France,
Later showing:  No known grave
His name is commemorated on the:-
- Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France

Cousin-in-law (Doreen's 1st husband) - (WWII):
SX4787  Sergeant Harold Lionel Tucker - 2/43 Australian Infantry Battalion
08/06/1940  enlisted into WWII at Wayville, SA
29/08/1947  discharged from service

Cousin (Harold's son) - (WWII)
S50366 Private Sydney Louis COSSONS - 48th Field Battery
b. 23/08/1923 in Kadina, SA
24/12/1941 enlisted into WWII at Torrens Hall, Adelaide, SA
02/02/1942 discharged from service
1946 he was engaged to Minette Monica von der Borch (b. 1922) of Burbank, SA
- believe they never married
22/08/1950 Sydney died at the Daw Park Repatriation Hospital, Daw Park, SA.
He had been buried in Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena, SA.
His Interment Right Expired on 25/08/200.

Uncle (WWI & WWII)
Private 7104 (WWI) Ray Clifford COSSONS - 10th Infantry Battalion
b. 06 Sep 1888 Mount Gambier, SA
married: Florence Rebena Victoria Cossons, Mount Gambier, SA
(b.1893 - d. 3/3/1967 Fullarton, cremated in Centennial Park Cemetery)
Sutton Court, Wall 1, Niche F028
12/10/1916  enlisted into WWI in Adelaide, SA
16/12/1916  embarked Outer Harbour onboard HMAT A35 Berrima
                   as a Private with 10th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
27/07/1917  returned to Australia onboard A64 , ex England - incipient phthisis
24/09/1917  disembarked into Melbourne, VIC
08/03/1918  discharged from service

S212309 (WWII) Private Ray Clifford COSSONS - 4th Garrison Battalion
30/09/1939 re-enlisted into WWII at Fullarton, SA
25/02/1941 discharged from service
06/08/1963 passed away at Fullarton, SA
cremated in: Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena, SA
                   Sutton Court, Wall 1, Niche F027


SX1875 Private Harry William COSSONS - 2/10 Australian Infantry Battalion

02/03/1940   enlisted into WWII at Brompton, SA

***Service Papers have to be ordered through NAA***

10/12/1945   discharged from service

29/07/1994   passed away Campbelltown Nursing Home, Campbelltown, SA
cremated at: Enfield Memorial Park

Submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  21/04/2017.  Lest we forget.