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02-December-2014
02-December-2014

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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 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.

Location

Address:83 Broadway, Dunolly Town Hall, Dunolly, 3472
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.859969
Long: 143.731926
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military

Dedication

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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