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Thomas Arthur Costello

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 74), Page: 14 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 74), Page: 14 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Costello AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • South African 48 AWMM
    • WWI 58200 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 April 1879 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra KumaraWestland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J. Ahearn (sister), Russell Street, Westport, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Contractor/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 5.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      149 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • War service: embarked Wellington, 13 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 21 December 1917.
    Marched in to NZ Mounted Rifles Training Regiment, Moascar, 21 December 1917.
    Posted to Canterbury Mounted Rifles Squadron, 28 March 1918.
    Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 26 March 1918 (nasal obstruction); discharged to duty, 18 April 1918.
    Transferred to Mounted Rifles Brigade, 15 May 1918; transferred to 10th Squadron, 18 May 1918; to 8th Squadron, 14 August 1918.
    Detached to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 17 August 1918; rejoined unit, 9 September 1918.
    Admitted to Anzac Rest Station, 5 October 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to 34th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 October 1918; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 12 October 1918; to 27th General Hospital, Abbassia, 12 October 1918; to Aotea Convalescent Home, Heliopolis, 5 November 1918; discharged to duty, 22 November 1918.
    Medically Boarded for return to New Zealand, 29 December 1918 (malaria & debility).
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Suez on board HT 'Kaikoma', 6 March 1919; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of illness contracted on Active Service), 2 August 1919.
    War service: 1 year 347 days (of which 1 year 159 days was abroad)

    Parents: William (b. Scotland) and Mary (b. Ireland) COSTELLO AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      74: 14 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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