Jack Costello was born in Camooweal in 1896. Jack was a stockman from Barkley Downs Station Camooweal. After the war he stayed at Waverney Station via Windorah.
Jack enlisted at the age of 21 years on 19th July 1917 at Longreach and stayed in the army till 28 August 1919 . Jack was appointed to the 20/11th Light Horse on 15th December 1917 at Rifle Range Camp, A.I.F. Enoggera. Embarked from Sydney on the A 38 H.M.T. Ulysses on 19th December 1917 for Suez then Moascar. Embark the HT “Morvada” for Australia on the 20 July 1919 at Kanara Egypt and arriving in Australia on the 30th of August 1919.
Jack stated that he had no relatives but sent some of his pay to a friend Mrs T.H. Snelling from Brisbane. However when making an application for home leave he stated that he had a sister and relative to visit at Winton.
John was living at Windorah in 1967, he requested a copy of his discharge documents, as they were destroyed in a hotel fire at Winton in 1923. He needed the paperwork for his repatriation benefits.
Information provided by the National Australian Archives online WW1 records.
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