Biography of Private Arthur Cousins (82626)
9th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Died 26th October 1918


  • Name: Arthur Cousins
  • Date of birth: 1893
  • Place of Birth: Witham on the Hill, England, Lincolnshire
  • Date of Birth Registration: July – September 1893
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

  • Name: Samuel Henry Cousins
  • DOB: 1865
  • Place of Birth:  Witham on the Hill, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm foreman

  • Name: Susan Pick
  • DOB: 1865
  • Place Of Birth: Little Bytham, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 25th December 1884 Witham on the Hill, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Thomas William Cousins, 1886, Witham on the Hill
  • Ernest Samuel Cousins, 1889, Witham on the Hill
  • Ann Cousins, 1891, Witham on the Hill
  • Arthur Cousins, 1893, Witham on the Hill
  • Ethel Cousins, 1895, Witham on the Hill
  • Mabel Cousins, 1897, Witham on the Hill
  • May Cousins, 1899, Witham on the Hill (Died 1899)
  • Clara Cousins, 1901, Witham on the Hill
  • Florence Cousins, 1903, Witham on the Hill (Died 1904)


  • 1901: Arthur is living with his parents at Holme Bottom Farm, Witham on the Hill, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Arthur is living with his parents at Thurlby Fen, Thurlby, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 17 and he is listed as a horseman on farm.

Relatives in services

  • None found

  • No marriage for Arthur has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.
Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • Available
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Arthur Cousins, 82626, Infantry Bn Machine Gun Corps was killed in action on 26th October 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Father Samuel H


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Thurlby, Roll of Honour in St Firmins Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private A Cousins, 82626, 9th Bn., Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) who died on 26 October 1918 Age 25
  • Son of Samuel and Susan Cousins, of Thurlby, Bourne, Lincs.
  • Remembered with honour, Moorseele Military Cemetery
  • Grave B. 21.

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Bourne 21st February 1916
  • 16th October 1916 Classified A by no. 3 T.M.B.
  • Died of wounds


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