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.