John Leonard Raymond Costello

Name   John Leonard Raymond Costello

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.

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