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653086   Aircraftman Austin Cousins
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/01/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth: 11/05/1918
Died: 15/11/1940 (Died by accident)
Age: 22
Austin Cousins was the son of Thomas and Margaret Cousins. Thomas’ father and grandfather were both farmers. Austin Cousins was born on 11th May 1918 in the Ballygawley area. He was one of at least five children. Aircraftman 1st Class Austin Cousins was serving with Royal Air Force in November 1940. Sergeant Ernest Arthur Sims and Aircraftman Austin Cousins were killed when their accommodation hut was hit by aircraft at RAF Aldergrove on 15th November 1940.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Clogherney Presbyterian Churchyard
  Beragh, County Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref: Sect 1 Grave 15
CWGC Casualty 2835099
There is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1939-1945 war here.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 74
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1911 Census lists Cousins family Lists family at house 1 in Brackagh, Errigal, Tyrone)
2 National Archives UK Official details of accident
3 RAF Commands - AIR81 Details of accident
4 Sergeant Ernest Arthur Sims Also died in accident at RAF Aldergrove
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Aircraftman Austin Cousins' gravestone can be purchased here
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