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VC608   William Cosgrove

BORN   1 October 1888

DIED   14 July 1936   AGE   45

VC Won    26 April 1915   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Hill 141, Seddul Bahr, Gallipoli, Turkey

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   William Cosgrove   No.   8980   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   608   Awards   VC   MSM

Regiment   Royal Munster Fusiliers, 1st Battalion


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Staff-Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Ballinookera, Whitegate, near Aghada, Co. Cork, Ireland

Place Of Death   Millbank Military Hospital, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Upper Aghada Cemetery, Co. Cork, Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   17 July 1936

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Family plot

Gazetted   23 August 1915

VC Presented   4 November 1916, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Upper Aghada Cemetery, Co. Cork, Ireland

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Cross of Sacrifice, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland

By The Way…

A headstone was erected following a public appeal in 1938

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The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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Thank you to Simon and Charlotte Higson for photos in Ireland