7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Manus Costello was the son of Patrick and Jane Costello (nee Scullion). He was born in Bellaghy about 1887. The family lived in Bellaghy. His father was an agricultural labourer. Manus was a tailor. Manus Costello was living in Omagh when he enlisted in Londonderry. Private Manus Alexander Costello was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the 7th June 1917 near Ypres. He was 28 years old.
La Laiterie Military Cemetery is located 7 Kms south of Ieper town centre on the Kemmelseweg (N331), connecting Ieper to Kemmel. From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N336). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg made prominent by a level crossing. The cemetery is located on the right hand side of the road, 5 Kms after joining the Kemmelseweg.