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Private Robert Costall

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Private Robert Costall

Private Robert Costall was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario on 27 September 1983 to Greg and Bonnie Costall. He grew up in Gibsons, British Columbia. Pte Costall joined the Canadian Forces 19 February 2003 and following infantry training, he was posted to 1st Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Edmonton on 2 April 2004.

He was employed as a rifleman and C9 gunner. Pte Costall gained the qualifications of Basic Communications and Driver Wheeled. He was a dedicated and professional soldier. Most recently, Pte Costall was with C Company on Operation Archer in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Pte Costall was killed in action on 29 March 2006 while defending Forward Operating Base Robinson in Helmand Province. He is survived by his loving wife, Chrissy, son Collin and parents, Greg and Bonnie.

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