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George COUSINS

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Surname: COUSINS

Forename(s): George

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 266262

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 2/6th Battalion

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1917-11-27

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 6 and 7.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

George Cousins was the son of Henry William and Emma Cousins, née Cryer. Henry was born at Offley near Luton, Bedfordshire and Emma at Barnoldswick, Yorkshire.

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Raikes - George Cousins, aged 5 years, born Barnoldswick, son of Emma Cousins (married).

1911 Earby, Yorkshire Census: 6, Cross Street - George Cousins, aged 16 years, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, son of Emma Cousins (married). [Emma and her children were boarding with John Dugan, widower.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte George Cousins, 266262, W. Rid. R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte George Cousins, 266262, 2/6 W. Rid. R. Pres died 27.11.17.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte George Cousins, 266262, 2/6th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 27.11.17. Betn. Bourlon and National Strasse [old National Railway Line]. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and Sole Legatee - Emma. £25 8s. 7d.

George was killed in action during the Battle of Cambrai, 1917, 20 November-3 December, 1917 at the Capture of Bourlon Wood, 23-28 November.

See also:
‘Barnoldswick – A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

COUSINS, George, aged 23, West Riding Regiment, 4, Hartley Street, [Earby], killed in action April 20, 1918.

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Private George COUSINS

Private George COUSINS

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: COUSINS

Forename(s): George

Born:

Residence:

Enlisted: Earby, Yorks

Number: 266262

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 2/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 27/11/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: COUSINS

Forename(s): George

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 266262

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 2nd/6th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 27/11/1917

Additional Information:

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17 May 1918

Private George Cousins, Earby

Private George Cousins, West Riding Regiment, son of Mrs. Cousins, 4, Hartley Street, Earby, who was reported missing on November 27th, is now presumed to have been killed on or near that date. He was 22 years of age and had been in France 12 months. He was formerly a weaver employed by Messrs. Pickles, New Road Shed, Earby.

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17 May 1918

COUSINS – Presumed killed on Nov. 27th, 1917, Pte. Geo. Cousins, West Riding Regiment, son of Mrs. Cousins, of 4, Hartley Street, Earby, aged 23.

17 May 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Pte. G. Cousins, Earby

Pte. George Cousins, West Riding Regiment, son of Mrs. Cousins, 4, Hartley Street, Earby who was reported missing on November 27th, is new presumed to have been killed on or near that date. He was 22 years of age, and had been in France 12 months. He was formerly a weaver employed by Messrs. Pickles, New Road Shed, Earby.

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