Born: 1896, Elmsett, Suffolk.

Died: 20th November 1917; age 21; KiA.

Enlistment Location; Ipswich.

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 40997; Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.

Formerly 1239, Suffolk Cyclist.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War + Territorial Force War Medal.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 4.

Cambrai Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Emily E. Cousins, of Semer, Suffolk.




1901   Whatfield Road, Elmsett, Suffolk.


Reginald was 5 years old and living with his parents, sister & widowed maternal grandmother.

Thomas Henry Cousins, 38, a General Shopkeeper & Blacksmith’s Shop, born Elmsett, Suffolk.

Emily Ellen Cousins (nee Skippings), 38, born Elmsett.

Hilda Beatrice Cousins, 4, born Elmsett.

Maria Skippings, 74, born Somersham, Suffolk.

1 visitor.


1911   Post Office, Elmsett, Suffolk.


Reginald was 15 years old, a Stationery Apprentice. he was living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas, 48, a Blacksmith – employer.

Emily, 48, a Keeper of Post Office – G.P.O.

Hilda, 14.

Dorothy Lilian Cousins, 9, born Elmsett.

Thomas Rodney Cousins, 5, born Elmsett.


Reginald’s father Thomas Henry Cousins, died 1912, Elmsett, Suffolk.


Reginald is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.

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Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion:

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