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Studio portrait of 1075 Private Walter David Cousens, 26th Battalion, of Hobart, Tas. A labourer prior to enlisting on 29 April 1915, he embarked from Brisbane, Qld, aboard HMAT Aeneas on 29 June 1915. He was killed in action on 24 June 1916, in France, aged 21


The Reverend J H Harrison received a telegram last week from the military headquarters informing him was Private W D Cousens of Deviot had been killed in action on June 24th and requesting him to convey the sad tidings to his relatives, at the same time to convey to them the deep sympathy of their Majesties the King and Queen also the military authorities on the death of a fine young soldier.  The deceased was for many years a resident of Glenorchy and Moonah and was highly respected by all who knew him.  Deep sympathy is expressed for his sorrowing parents. 

The Weekly Courier 20th July 1916








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