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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: Military personnel file
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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