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John Leonard Raymond COSTELLO

Regimental number421
Place of birthSale Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria.
Other trainingNil
ReligionBaptist
OccupationLabourer
AddressThompson Street, Sale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Costello, Gerangamete PO, Gerangamete, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 January 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Noted COSTELLO John Leonard R NR
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death21.6
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 30), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Margaret COSTELLO, Gerangemete, Victoria. Native of Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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