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Number Private 421

Battalion 39th Battalion

Place of Birth Sale

Next of Kin His mother Mrs. Margaret Costello of
Tarwin Meadows

Date and place of enlistment Sale 7/3/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 21 years 2 months, 5'6",
127 pounds. Grey years and brown hair.

Religion Baptist

Occupation Motor driving

Date and place of death

He was killed in action at Armentieres France on 7/1/17

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery Armentieres, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

His mother was from Tarwin Meadows

Military History

7/3/16 He enlisted in Sale
27/5/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Ascanius
18/7/16 He disembarked Devonport
23/11/16 He went to France from Southampton England
7/1/17 He was killed in action
His effects were: � a scarf, a testament, 2 books, a prayer book, 3 collers, neck tie, 2 handkerchiefs, electric torch, wallet, identity discs, metal ring, cigarette holder, 2 studs, sleeve link, post cards, pensil, watch cover and papers. These were sent to his mother at Guangamete
P O near Colac Victoria
Mrs. Margaret Costello received 40/- per fortnight from 23/3/17.
His mother received his medals, plaque and scroll.


COSTELLO, John Leonard

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