CO-AGDO-072

Record Date: 
28 June 2011
Graveyard: 
Exact wording of epitaph: 

COSGROVE
This monument was erected to commemorate
SERGEANT WILLIAM COSGROVE V.C.
The Royal Munster Fusiliers
who died on 14. July 1936 at Queen Alexandra
Military Hospital Millbank London aged 46 years
The deed that gained him the highest award for bravery
was performed at Gallipoli. 26 April 1915. when he tore
away the barbed wire barricades that were impassable
obstructions. Despite terrific gunfire concentrated
on him by the enemy and thereby saved his batallion
who were exposed to the fate of annihilation otherwise
His comrades of the Regiment and of the British
and Allied forces remember him and his deed
with everlasting gratitude.

Memorial Type: 
Celtic Cross
Grave location
County: 
Latitude: 
51.836398333333
Longitude: 
-8.2113363888889
Number of people commemorated: 
1
People commemorated: 
Name: 
William
Surname: 
Cosgrove
Date of death - day: 
14
Date of death - month: 
July
Date of death - year: 
1936
Age: 
46