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Michael was born in 1895 the son of Michael a bricklayer (died Nottingham 1902 aged 36) and Catherine Cusick (née Garvigan). His father was born in 1866 at Leeds, his mother Catherine Garvigan in 1869 at Nottingham. Married in 1889 at Nottingham, they had six children. Michael’s siblings were James b.1889 (died of wounds 15/2/1919), Mary b.1891, Sabina b.1893, John b.1901 and Catherine b.1911. In 1901 they lived at 7 Snow Hill, in 1911 at 29 Glasshouse Street and later at 6 York Court, Beck Street, Millstone Lane (all Nottingham).
In 1911 he worked in the boot trade and was a carter upon enlistment.
09 Aug 1915
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2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Michael Cusick joined the Special Reserve on 13th May 1912 at Nottingham aged 17 years and 7 months. He served with the 4th battalion Sherwood Foresters . Following the outbreak of war he was embodied and landed in France on 11th November 1914. He was killed in action on 9th August 1915 at Hooge whilst serving with the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Menin Gate Panel 39 & 41
Michael's brother John Cusick also served: John Cusick enlisted on 13th October 1917, joining the Sherwood Foresters before transferring to 1st Battalion King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. He landed in France on 13th June 1918. Rejoining the Army post-war, he had a very mixed military record during his service with 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.
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