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Joseph Samuel Costa

Born:
1896
Died:
30 Tishri 5678 (16 October 1917)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
COS1453
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1896

Death

Date of death:
30 Tishri 5678 (16 October 1917)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
France
Cause of death:
Killed in action
Burial place:
Loos British Cemetery

Places

Addresses

Parents' Home:
72 Stepney Green Buildings Mile End, London (1901)
Parents' Home:
81 Listria Park Stamford Hill (1917)

Other Organisations

Name:
Stepney Jewish Lads' Club
Significance:
One of the earliest members of the Jewish Lads's Brigade
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JC Obituary , 26 October 1917

COSTA – Pte J.S. Costa, whose name appears above among the killed was the youngest son of Mr. & Mrs S.G. Costa, of 81 Listria Park,Stamford Hill, and brother of Mr. Gabriel S. Costa. He was a member of the Stepney Jewish Lads’ Club and one of the earlier members of the Jewish Lads’ Brigade.

Census information

In 1901 his father is listed as a Compositor in the City. His brother Gabriel is given as a Journalist, and his sister Bessie a Student Teacher. By 1911 Gabriel is Journalist reporter

Family

Siblings

Gabriel Costa (male)
Bessie Costa (female)
Angelo Costa (male)
Diana Costa (female)

Parents

Father: Samuel Costa (male)
Mother: Miriam Costa (female)

Military Record

Military record no.:
242688
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1914
Date discharged/death:
16 October 1917
Rank at discharge/death:
Private

Roll of Honour

J. COSTA, 16 October 1917

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Private
Date of Death:
16/10/1917
Age:
22
Regiment / service:
1st Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
Cemetery:
Loos British Cemetery
Grave reference:
XX. A. 3.
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