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Andrew Costin

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Headstone of Private Andrew Costin (49670). Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BECL9900). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Private Andrew Costin (49670). Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaander …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Andrew AWMM
  • Surname
    Costin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 49670 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 January 1894 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary E. Costin (mother), 16 Luxford Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 49670 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Mercer/Civilian AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Andrew Costin was the son of Thomas and Mary E. Costin, 16 Huxford Street, Heretaunga.

    The journey Mr and Mrs Brooker undertook in 1998 to visit Lijssenthoek Cemetery began in Amsterdam. Three train transferrs were necessary to take them to the village nearest the cemetery. No taxis were available for the final 4 kms so they began walking. Fortunately a passerby offered a lift and they arrived at their destination. They express the view that this was a worthwhile journey and there was a great sense of satisfaction being there - it was a special place, beautifully maintained and it was a consolation that New Zealanders graves' were tended so carefully so far from home. A man visiting the cemetery offered to take they back to the train station for the return journey to Amsterdam. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 December 1917 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM Plot XXVII, Row DD, Grave 10A AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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