Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Francis Robert Costello

In memory of:

Private Francis Robert Costello

April 24, 1917

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)


27th Bn.

Additional Information


November 22, 1896

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

Commemorated on Page 221 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Kent, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:


Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Attestation Papers– Source Library & Archives Canada.
  • Attestation Papers– Source Library & Archives Canada.
  • Memorial– "Francis Robert Costello, 422437, was a Private in the Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). He was in the 27th battalion, and said to be in the Machine Gun Section. He died at Chatham Military Hospital on 24th April 1917 from wounds received at Vimy Ridge, and is buried at the Fort Pitt cemetery, 1454  Born on 22nd November 1896, he was the son of John Edward and Emily Costello, nee Wrake, from 14 Quay Avenue, St Vital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, formerly Meadowvale, Manitoba. They came from Dover, having been married there in 1883, and having both been born there, in 1860 and 1859 respectively.  Private Costello was five feet five inches tall when he enlisted on 15th April 1915, at the age of 19 and eight months, and had been working as a clerk. "  Image and information courtesy Dover War Memorial Project UK.

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