Cousins, James Alfred (4521)
Place of Birth: Goldsborough, VIC
Age: 26 years 6 months
Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 10 October 1916 – Melbourne, VIC
Service Number: 4521 view online service record
Next of Kin:
Elizabeth Cousins (wife)
Date: Saturday, 16 December 1916
Ship: HMAT Medic A7
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion – 12th Reinforcements
KIA: Saturday, 29 September 1917
Address at Embarkation: 126 Bridge Street, Port Melbourne
Private, 46 Infantry, killed in action 29 September, 1917, Belgium, aged 29, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium.
Wife: Mrs Elizabeth COUSINS, born Goldsborough, educated SS. He enlisted as a 26-year-old railway worker, he and his wife’s address given as Maryborough, although she was later shown at 126 Bridge Street, Port Melbourne. The local connection appears to have been brief, the Maryborough and Dunolly Times expressed their sympathy to Mrs Cousins at the time of her husband’s death. She returned the circular from Richmond, Maryborough shown as her late husband’s closest place of association.
Additional research by Brian Membrey