Thursday, December 30, 2010

James F. Costello

Costello Square is in the Collinsville section of Dracut and at the junction of Lakeview Ave and Mammoth Rd.  Here is the notice of his death:

Died during World War One.  Buried in Thiaucourt, France.
Lowell Sun, January 11, 1919 p.5

Private James S. Costello, Battery C, Dth Artillery, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Costello of Collinsville, has been reported killed in action early in October. He entered the service Sept. 4, 1918, and owing  to previous military experience, sailed for France two weekends later. He was 20 years old and leaves his parents and two sisters. Mrs. Daniel Dorris and Miss Rose Costello, both of Collinsville.

I'm bummed that the the sign is so lame...........  :-(


  1. I should add that my mother in law is related to him and this is one of the reasons I'm so interested in the greater Lowell heros of this war.

  2. The sign used to be White with black lettering. It used to stand proudly in the middle of the square when I was a child over 40 yrs ago. Now the whole square looks like a druggie hang out. Sad. I know all this as I am his great grandneice