Leslie Gordon CASTLE

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CASTLE, Leslie Gordon

Service Number: 3526
Enlisted: 1 April 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Mannum, South Australia, 25 November 1893
Home Town: Blanchetown, Mid Murray, South Australia
Schooling: Blanchetown, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 20 June 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.2
Plot XXV11, Row C, Grave 15
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Blanchetown & District WW1 Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
1 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3526, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted Adelaide, South Australia with Brother 3525 George William Castle, both 8/32
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3526, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3526, 32nd Infantry Battalion
30 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3526, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Disembarked at Davenport in England
2 Nov 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 8th Training Battalion, Transferred to Training Battalion, Codford. To Camp Hospital Sick.
23 Nov 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 8th Training Battalion, Marched out from Camp Hospital to Hurdcott for training.
18 Dec 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 8th Training Battalion, Sick to No. 10 Camp Hospital
16 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3526, 8th Training Battalion, Embarked overseas to France per Ship "Princess Victoria"
17 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3526, 8th Training Battalion, Disembarked ship "Princess Victoria" in France and marched into A.I.F. Depot at Etaples for administration.
21 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Marched out to unit in the Field in France.
28 Jan 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 32nd Infantry Battalion, On leave in U.K - Reported sick while on leave.
20 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3526, 32nd Infantry Battalion, KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE 20 June 1918 while undertaking duties as HQ Runner, delivering messages. He was killed by enemy machine gun fire to the left side of the body and was killed instantly, he was killed in the Sailly-Le Sec Sector and buried on the Morlancourt Ridge. His body has since been relocated to a Commonwealth War Grave at SERRE ROAD CEMETERY, NO, 2, BEAUMONT HAMEL, Plot 27, Row C, Grave 15.
Date unknown: Involvement 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography

32 Battalion

Rank - Private

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of Walter William and Angelina Castle, of Blanchetown, South Australia. Brother of 3525 Pte George William CASTLE, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 20 November 1918