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William Patrick COSGRAVE

Regimental number2619
Place of birthFitzroy Victoria
SchoolCleveland Street, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
Address9 Sloper Street, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, P Cosgrave, 9 Sloper Street, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceCadets; then 26th Regt Citizen Forces; Militia.
Enlistment date25 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 17 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death23.7
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialAubigny British Cemetery, Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick and Mary COSGRAVE, "Kenilworth", Boronia Street, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: Phil 14th Field Ambulance wounded in Battle of Menin Road, returned.

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