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Walter Richard Costar

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  • Service number
    2/2600 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Gunner/Military AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    Costar AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2/2600 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    8 December 1894 AWMM
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Electrician/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    M.A. Costar (father), Manurewa, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2/2600 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    For bravery in the field. L.G. 28 January 1918, p1405. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 08 Jan 1916-8 February 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 37 AWMM
    Vessel was Maunganui AWMM
    Gunner/Military AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery, 9th Reinforcements AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Gunner/Military AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Matoaka Atlantic and Sarah Caroline Costar of Karaka, New Zealand

    Remembered on the Papakura - Karaka War Memorial

    COSTAR, Walter R, Fitter, died of wounds, was the second son of Mr & Mrs M A Costar of Karaka. He was educated at the Manurewa school where he won a scholarship. He then entered the Seddon Memorial Technical College where he studied electrical engineering and while at the college he passed the Civil Service examination. He was in the employ of A & T Burt Ltd as an electrician when he enlisted in the 9th Reinforcements and was made fitter with the 14th and later with the 11th Battery of the NZ Field Artillery. He was twice wounded. Fitter Costar was awarded the Military Medal for repairing a gun under heavy shell fire and for rescuing a comrade whose gun had been blown to pieces. At the time of his death he was on the list of commissioned officers waiting to be transferred to another unit. Auckland Weekly News, 7 February 1918 p.19 AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
    24 AWMM
  • Date of death
    9 December 1917 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Belgium AWMM
  • Death notes
    Belgium AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
  • Grave reference
    XXVII D 18A AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Papakura - Karaka War Memorial, Great South Road, Papakura, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial, Selwyn Chapel at Christ Church (Anglican), 40 Coles Crescent, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial Stone, Selwyn Chapel at Christ Church (Anglican), 40 Coles Crescent, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • The Wiri First World War roll of honour, St David’s Anglican Church, Great South Road, Manukau Public - Tim - Researcher - 28 April 2015 - Public memorial
    • Manurewa War Memorial, Great South Road, Manurewa, Manukau Public - Tim - Researcher - 28 April 2015 - Public memorial
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