Correctly named SS109233 CH B11492 A Costello STO I RFR
Anthony was born in October 1890 in Liverpool. We find him as a child, 1901, living with his family with his mother Mary as head of the home. They were in Toxteth Park.
He enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1909. He spent most of WWI aboard HMS Havelock. She was sent to the Dardanelles in June 1915 and stayed with the Mediterranean Fleet until he swent to serve at Pembroke III. He was de-mobbed in the beginning of 1919 and in the same year, joined the Royal Fleet Reserve.
We find a document, the Calendar of UK Prisoners in 1929. He we see an ‘Anthony Costello’ of the same age and from Liverpool found guilty of riot and given 4 calendar months hard labour. More research need to see if its our man, would say no but its worth a bit of research.
Anthony is recorded as having died in February 1944 whilst serving as a Royal Marine aged 54. His service umber was PLY/X6. He is buried at Yew Tree Cemetery, Merseyside and has a CWGC headstone.
Anthony is entitled to a 1915 Star Trio as well as possibly, WWII War & Defence Medals at least.
The medal has its original silk ribbon.