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Private 421

39th Battalion

Sale, Victoria

His mother Mrs. Margaret Costello of Tarwin Meadows, Victoria

Sale, Victoria 7/3/1916

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


Motor driving

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

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

His mother was from Tarwin Meadows

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 collars, neck tie, 2 handkerchiefs, electric torch, wallet, identity discs, metal ring, cigarette holder, 2 studs, sleeve link, post cards, pencil, 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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COSTELLO, John Leonard

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