Arthur Edward (Cas) CASTLE DCM

CASTLE, Arthur Edward

Service Number: 1908
Enlisted: 26 June 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brunswick, Victoria, April 1894
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Memorials: Guildford State School Honour Roll, Guildford War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

26 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1908, Perth, Western Australia
2 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1908, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Fremantle
2 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1908, 28th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1908, 28th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1908, 28th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
1 May 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 28th Infantry Battalion
29 Aug 1918: Honoured Distinguished Conduct Medal, During the operations South of Perone on the morning of the 29th August 1918, this NCO. under a very heavy barrage of machine gun and rifle fire, rushed a very strong enemy post which was holding the advance of his company and single handed captured its occupants - 5 prisoners and one machine gun. By his actions he enabled the company to continue the advance. Throughout the whole operation he set a brilliant example of courage and initiative to all associated with him.
31 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1908, 28th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
3 Oct 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1908, 28th Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal, GSW (chest)
20 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1908, 28th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Warren Barker

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal; (www.awm.gov.au)

During the operations South of Perone on the morning of the 29th August 1918, this NCO. under a very heavy barrage of machine gun and rifle fire, rushed a very strong enemy post which was holding the advance of his company and single handed captured its occupants - 5 prisoners and one machine gun. By his actions he enabled the company to continue the advance. Throughout the whole operation he set a brilliant example of courage and initiative to all associated with him.

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