CORPORAL ROBERT COSGROVE was born in Pennsylvania in 1915, the second son of Clifford and Florence I. Cosgrove. His older brother, Clifford John Cosgrove, was born May 4, 1913. At the time of the 1920 Census, the Cosgrove family had bought a home at 1343 Princess Avenue in the Parkside section of Camden NJ, where the elder Cosgrove worked as a foreman in a shipyard. By 1930 the family had moved to Haddon Township NJ, where they had purchased another house, this at 235 Penn Ave. Clifford Cosgrove was at this time a foreman of teamsters for a hauling company.
Robert Cosgrove was a 1933 graduate of Collingswood (NJ) High School. He had married Ethel Feather, and was living at 130 Homestead avenue in Collingswood prior to entering the Army in October of 1943 at Fort Dix NJ.
Corporal Cosgrove served as a radio operator on a C-47 transport aircraft. He was killed in a plane crash in France on November 10, 1945. He was buried initially at Rheims, then moved to the Epinal American Cemetery at Epinal France. Besides his wife, Robert Cosgrove was survived by his mother, Mrs. Florence Cosgrove, and his older brother, Clifford Jr., of Phoenix MD.
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