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Full Name
James Comeskey
Rank Last Held
Corporal
Forename(s)
James
Surname
Comeskey
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
10/3221
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Next of Kin
Mrs S.J. Comeskey (mother), Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Military District
Wellington
Body on Embarkation
8th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Wellington Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date
13 November 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Willochra or Tofua
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
142
Last Unit Served
Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death
France
Date of Death
29 July 1918
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1918
Cause of Death
Accidental death on active service
Cemetery Name
Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, Foncquevillers, Pas-de-Calais, France
Grave Reference
III. C. 10.
Biographical Notes
James Comeskey was the son of James and Sarah Comeskey, of Wellington, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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