Name Harry Cosson
Number Private 5363
Battalion 59th Battalion
Place of Birth Geitchville
Next of Kin His father, Henry Cossson Mt Eccles via Leongatha
Date and place of enlistment Mt Eccles 17/12/1915
Physical details on enlistment Age 18 years 3 months,
5’ 8”, 143 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair
Date and place of death
He was accidently killed on 1/7/16 when he fell from a troop train travelling from Marseilles to the Western Front.
Location of grave or memorial
He is buried in the Anvers Sur Oise Communal Cemetery France.
Relationship to Woorayl Shire
He and his family lived in the Mt Eccles area
- He was in the Senior Cadets at Leongatha.
- 17/12/15 He enlisted in Mt Eccles
- 4/4/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Euripides
- 24/5/16 He was transferred to the 59th Battalion at Tel el Kabir
- 21/6/16 He embarked Alexandria
- 30/6/16 He disembarked Marseilles
- 1/7/16 He was accidently killed
- 6/8/16 The Board of Enquiry was held at Etaples
He fell from the troop train while travelling to Etaples from Marseilles
He was riding on the footboard outside the train.
- Cosson Pte. Harry 5363 59th Battalion Australian Infantry. Died of accidental injuries July 1st 1916. aged 18, son of Henry and Mary Ann Cosson of Henry St Korumburra Victoria, Australia. He was a native of Gippsland. He is buried near the north east (far left) corner of the cemetery.
- Mary Ann wrote to say their new address is Kongwak
- 16/11/24 Henry received all medals,
- 15/8/22 Henry received Harry’s plaque
- 3/3/23 The victory medal went to the parents new address at Poowong
- 8/2/22 Henry received the scroll
- His effects were 2 discs, chains, photos, pendent, wallet, letters, belt, testament, collar. Ties, 2 handkerchief, wristwatch and strop and six coins