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Vernel Douglas COUSINS

Regimental number2896
Place of birthBejoordin, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Cousins, Bejoordin, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 1 day in the 88th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date1 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 September 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Unit name48th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateDied while Prisoner of War, Germany 9 February 1918
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialHamburg Cemetery (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No 5), Germany
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and H. COUSINS, Bajoording, Toodyay, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2893 Pte Herbert James Dean COUSINS, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, COUSINS Vernel Douglas

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