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28450   Private Manus Alexander Costello
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 11/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/02/1888
Died: 07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Manus Cushley was the youngest son of Patrick and Jane Cushley. He was born on 16th February 1888. He was the youngest of at least eleven children, all born in the Bellaghy area. Sometime between 1901 and 1911 the family changed their name to Costello. Manus was a tailor. Manus Costello was living in Omagh when he enlisted in Londonderry. Private Manus Alexander Costello was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the 7th June 1917 near Ypres.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: La Laiterie Military Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave XII-B-8
CWGC Casualty 95020
La Laiterie Military Cemetery is located 7 Kms south of Ieper town centre on the Kemmelseweg (N331), connecting Ieper to Kemmel. From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N336). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg made prominent by a level crossing. The cemetery is located on the right hand side of the road, 5 Kms after joining the Kemmelseweg.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 2 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 22
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1 1901 Census lists 'Cushley' family 1901 census lists Manus as age 14 living with the family at house 82 in Bellaghy, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Costello family 1911 census lists Manus as age 23 living with the family at house 39 in Bellaghy, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private Manus Costello
4 Photo of Private Manus Costello's grave
5 Genealogy Forum some details of the family in America
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - 7th Battalion Details of Private Manus Costello
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Manus Costello's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023