Nathaniel was born in Carrickfergus on Christmas Eve 1875 the son of Abraham and Matilda Cousins (nee Doherty). In 1899 he married Isabella Robinson and together they had four children, Ernest Barry, John Robinson, Albert and Gertrude. By 1911 the family were living on Wilton Street in Belfast, Nathaniel was working as a general labourer.
When war broke out in 1914 he enlisted into the 3rd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Little is known about his training and service except that he remained for home service. He died on 16th February 1915 and was buried with military honours in Grangegorman Military Cemtery (Dublin) - CE 583
|Thanks to Irish Regiments of World War One for this picture|