John Costello (1864-1916)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.


John Costello appears to have moved to Huddersfield by the late 1890s, and found employment as an iron moulder. In 1901, he was lodging by himself at Clarence Hotel on Chapel Hill. At the time of the 1911 Census, his family was residing at 17 Bridge Street, Lockwood.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

COSTELLO, JOHN. Private. 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Maitland Street, Glasgow, 6.7.1864. Educated at schools in Glasgow. Husband of Jane Costello, 85 Fenton Road, Lockwood. Employed as a moulder. Enlisted 20.9.1914. Died three months after discharge from the army, from pneumonia, on 19.10.1916, aged 52, at 183 Lockwood Road, Huddersfield. Buried LOCKWOOD CEMETERY.
Father of Private WILLIAM J. COSTELLO, who died 16.10.1920.