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Michael William Cosgrove

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Photograph of Flight Sergeant Michael Cosgrove at Edmonton, Canada, July 1943. Image kindly provided by Michael Cosgrove (April 2019). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Flight Sergeant Michael Cosgrove at Edmonton, Canada, July 1943. Image kindly provided …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Michael William AWMM
  • Surname
    Cosgrove AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ425978 AWMM
    • WWII 425978 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 April 1910 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ425978 AWMM
    • WWII 425978 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Michael Cosgrove was the son of Daniel Cosgrove, and of Jennie Rose Cosgrove (nee Yeatman), of Timaru, Canterbury. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 June 1944 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Montchalons Churchyard, Aisne, France AWMM Grave 4. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2689512
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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