Regimental number2584
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationElectric fitter
AddressThornbury, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, T Costello, Clifton, Plow Street, Thornbury, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets (Area 54A); Volunteer Cadets, Abbotsford, Victoria.
Enlistment date24 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 28 September 1915 (swollen glands); transferred to Convlescent Camp, Suez, 22 October 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Plassy', 31 October 1915; discharged (medically unfit: tubercular glands, neck), Melbourne, 20 February 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 1662 Thomas COSTELLO for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, COSTELLO Thomas