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Full Name
Peter Leo Cuthbert Comeskey
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Peter Leo Cuthbert
Surname
Comeskey
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
10/2894
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Next of Kin
Mrs J. Comeskey (mother), Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Post-office, Martinborough, New Zealand
Military District
Wellington
Body on Embarkation
7th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Wellington Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date
9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
142
Last Unit Served
Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 17th (Ruahine) Company
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
16 September 1916
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Biographical Notes
Peter Comeskey was the son of James and Sarah Comeskey, of 105 Grange Rd., Dominion Rd., Auckland, New Zealand. Native of Wellington.
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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