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The marble tablet, erected by the citizens of Dunolly, commemorates John James Costelloe who was wounded and died from his injuries during the Boer War. 

John Costelloe who served in the 5th Contingent Victorian Mounted Rifles (V.M.R.) was wounded at Middle Kraal and died of his injuries at Middleburg Hospital on the 5th July 1901.

Dunolly, Tuesday. A tablet erected in the council chambers to the memory of Private John Costelloe was unveiled by the Mayor (Cr. J. Desmond) yesterday in the presence of a large attendance. Private Costelloe was a member of the Fifth Victorian Contingent, and was killed on 5th July last. Deceased was a native of Dunolly.
Age (Melbourne), 19 February 1902.


Address:83 Broadway, Dunolly Town Hall, Dunolly, 3472
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.859969
Long: 143.731926
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 17th February, 1902
Front Inscription

South African War

Erected by the citizens of Dunolly in memory of John James Costelloe

Aged 23 years

Native of the town

Member of the 5th Contingent Victorian Mounted Rifles, who died fighting for King and Country
5th July 1901

Source: MA
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