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Peter Leo Cuthbert Comeskey

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  • Service number
    10/2894 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 17th (Ruahine) Company AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter Leo Cuthbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Comeskey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    10/2894 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Post-office, Martinborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J. Comeskey (mother), Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 09 Oct 1915 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    10/2894 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 9 October 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 32 or HMNZT 33 or HMNZT 34 AWMM
    Vessel was Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo AWMM
    Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Battalion AWMM
    7th Reinforcements AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 17th (Ruahine) Company AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Peter Comeskey was the son of James and Sarah Comeskey, of 105 Grange Rd., Dominion Rd., Auckland, New Zealand. Native of Wellington. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    23 AWMM
  • Date of death
    16 September 1916 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    • Killed in Action AWMM
    • Direct hit of artillery shell - body not recovered Public - Leo James - Other Relative - 18 April 2015 - Account of nephew - J W Comeskey
  • Place of death
    • Somme, Northern France, France AWMM
    • Flers, Picardy, France Public - Leo James - Other Relative - 18 April 2015 - NZDF Records
  • Death notes
    • Somme, France AWMM
    • Second day of second Battle of the Somme at Flers-Courcelette Public - Leo James - Other Relative - 18 April 2015 - Official Battalion History
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
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  • Obituary

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  • 100 years tomorrow since you died in distance France , Leo. We will never forget your sacrifice. A life wasted in senseless conflict. Leo
    Public - Leo - Other relative - 14 September 2016
  • A not forgotton son of Sarah Jane (Nee McReady) and James Comeskey of Castleblaney, Ireland and Ohaewai then Upper Hutt, NZ Known in the family as" Leo ", I carry his name as Leo James Comeskey (II) Leo James Comeskey(I) was lost on active duty (RNZAF) 5 October 1944 off Olevuga Island in the Soloman Sea . The bodies of both Leo Comeskeys were not recovered.
    Public - Leo James - Other Relative - 18 April 2015

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14 July 2016LeoAucklandOther relative
18 April 2015Leo James Auckland NZOther Relative