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William Cousins

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Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 30), Page: 11 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 30), Page: 11 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Cousins AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    William James Cousins AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11170 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 March 1895 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Cousins (father), 15 Brunswick Street, South Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11170 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    MM. L.G. 16 August 1917, p8429, Rec No 764. Battallion runner during the whole of the offensive operations leading to the taking of Messines ridge, this runner showed marked courage. He was always the first to volunteer for a dangerous run and his ability to find his way over unknown country on the dark night was extraordinary. Although slightly gassed and twice blown up by a shell, he remained on duty the whole time. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Stationer's assistant/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr and Mrs John Cousins of 15 Brunswick Street, South Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 December 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM

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Sources

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