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William Frederick KOSTIN

Regimental number589
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolPublic School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressChinchilla, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinSister, Miss Ruby Kostin, c/o W J Farr, Cnr Montigue Road and Raven Street, Hill End, South Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date30 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of Pneumonia
FateDied of disease 2 December 1918
Place of death or woundingAbbeville, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 32), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; Frederick John and Jane KOSTIN
Family/military connectionsCousin: Pte Reg Farr who was killed in action on the Somme on 7th June, 1917. - Same day as William Kostin was wounded.

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