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Rupert Edward Costello

In memory of:

Private Rupert Edward Costello

March 18, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

147721

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)

Division:

5th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 15, 1891
Balmoral, Manitoba

Enlistment:

July 9, 1915
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of John Edward and Emily Costello (nee Wrake), of 14, Guay Avenue, St. Vital, Manitoba.

Brother of Francis Robert Costello who died on April 24, 1917 while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment).

Commemorated on Page 71 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. C. 30.

Location:

BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION is located 12.5 kilometres south of Ieper town centre on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 kilometres along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365 which forms the right hand fork leads to the town of Mesen. The BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION lies 3 kilometres beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365 and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Entrance to Cemetery
  • Grave Marker

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