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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: 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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