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John Cousins

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Please can anyone help I will hopefully upload a photo of my grandmothers brother john cousins. Would anyone know from his cap badge which regiment he may have been in. :kissu:
 

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Can you scan the image bigger please, it is to small to see the cap badge.
Can you give any more details about John like where and when born? if married at the time he enlisted and parents names and place they all lived? Where do you have him and any family 1911?
 
Hi Sue
Sorry I can't make out the cap badge. Maybe if you could rescan the photo on its own, and enlarge the picture as much as you can before it starts to look distorted. It is a bit awkward with old photos, but it might just be enough to have a look at that cap badge :)
 
Hi Sue

It looks as if he has a cover on the top of his hat, plus he is a Lance Corporal.
He could also have a lanyard on his left shoulder. If so it could indicate he was in the Miliary Police, but I'd like to see a bigger image. Lance Corporal was the lowest grade in the M.P to give the individual some authority over the ranks, and the cover would be red. The lanyard would have a whistle on it tucked into the breast pocket.

dave
 
Hi
Sue sent me a couple of pictures which I've blown up for her.
hope this helps identify his reg. The first pic shouldnt be there, but I don't know how to remove it
 
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Yes, it could be. It's got the prominent octagonal shape.
Looking at the second Photo uploaded by davelambert271 (the larger head & shoulders photo), the cap badge looks raised in the centre, much like the Cheshire regiment cap badge as you pointed out.
 
Can you scan the image bigger please, it is to small to see the cap badge.
Can you give any more details about John like where and when born? if married at the time he enlisted and parents names and place they all lived? Where do you have him and any family 1911?

Hi yes john is on the 1911 census 7 upper park place, marylebone. He is 15 and a porter for parcells, for selfridge, oxford st. I have found a marriage for john 1920 just after the war. he is a soda dispenser. I have tried to find medal roll and although there are a few john cousins they appear to be in regts other than London. there is a john in the royal berkshire regt 5330965 but i really am not sure. Dave lambert bless him has had a look at another photo.
 
Hi Peeps,
still unable to find john cousins medal roll checked so many cap badges and it does resemble the cheshire regt as it has 8 points like the cheshire regt.




sue x
 
Yes I believe I have found a marriage in 1919
Its the right father who is decd and one of his witnesses is an Amy Cousins who is his unmarried sister. His surname is misspelt not cousins but cozens.

problem is I cant find a medal role for the cheshire regt, the cap badge has the same 8 points as the cheshire regt but ?.



sue x
 
On the MIC's at the TNA site there are two John Cousin's both with the middle initial of W. who were serving in the Army Service Corps (one a Private the other a Driver). There is also a John H. Cousins who is noted as being a Driver in the R.A.S.C. Checking on the surname Cozens there are three that may fit (that is if the surname was spelt as Cozins rather than Cousins, as you pointed out it had already happened once so it may have happened again), John T. Cozens a Private in the ASC and John R. Cozens a Driver in the ASC. Intrestingly there is a Sergeant John Cousins who served in the
13th London Regiment which was based in Kensington. The A.S.C., the R.A.S.C. and the 13th London Regiment all resemble the cap badge in the image, however where the A.S.C. & the R.A.S.C. both have a crown at the top center of the badge the 13th does not and has an eight pointed star. I would suggest that, if at all possible, a trawl through the service records on Ancestry or FMP would be in order starting with the 13th London one first.
 
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