Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
31/10/1891
Geburtsort:
Stepney, London, England, Vereinigtes Königreich

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Manager
Religion:
Jewish

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Rifleman
Dienstnummer:
S/19776
Einberufung datum:
12/12/1915
Einberufung ort:
London, England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Einheiten:
 —  The Rifle Brigade, 2nd Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
01/08/1917
Sterbeort:
No. 32 Casualty Claering Station, Brandhoek, Belgien
Todesursache:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)
Alter:
25

Begräbnisplatz

Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3
Grabstelle: I
Reihe: A
Grab: 8

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Zusätzliche Informationen

On 12 December 1915 the 23-year old manager John Da Costa enlisted in Londen and was enlisted with the 2nd Bn. Rifle Brigade (part of the 25th Brigade, 8th Division). Rifleman Da Costa saw action in France and Flanders and was wounded at the end of October 1916 in France and admitted to the hospital with a gun shot wound to his left hand. He rejoined his unit in May 1917.
In the opening battle of the Battle of Passchendaele on 31 July 1917 the 8th Division was responsible for taking the area around Bellewaarde and Westhoek. The 25th Brigade was responsible for taken the third objective, starting at the junction of the Ypres-Roulers railway and the Ypres-Zonnebeke road, running south to the Westhoek-Zonnebeke road. The 25th Brigade was to be formed up behind the Westhoek Ridge and start their advance at 10.18 AM under an artillery barrage. When the attack started the 2nd Bn. Rifle Brigade advanced a little behind schedule with the 2nd Bn. Lincolshire Regiment who got held up on their right. The 1st Bn. Royal Irish Rifles reported a little later that their advance was also held up by machinegun fire. And eventually the 2nd Rifle Brigade reported that they could not advance any further. Casualties had been heavy and their right flank was exposed. The right company of the Rifle Brigade pushed forward to about Haanebeek Wood. Eventually enfilade fire forced the company back to the mail line. A line running approximately from the railroad over Kitkat to Jabber Trench in front of Westhoek. Several counter attacks could be driven off. During the night the 25th Brigade was relieved.
Rifleman John Da Costa was wounded during this action and taken back to N° 32 Casualty Clearing Station at Brandhoek with a bullet wound to the abdomen. The next day he succumb to his wounds and was buried at Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, where he is still remembered today.

Dateien 1

Quellen 6

"Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Uniform, 2018, pp. 26-27
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"The history of the Rifle Brigade in the War of 1914-1918.", Seymour W., London, The Rifle Brigade Club, 1936 (reprint), dl 2, pp. 98-102
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Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com/
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/430291/john-da-costa/
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The Long Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
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War Diary 2nd Rifle Brigade
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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