George William CASTLE

Badge Number: S15542, Sub Branch: Prospect/ Disabled
S15542

CASTLE, George William

Service Number: 3525
Enlisted: 1 April 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Blanchetown, South Australia, 12 March 1896
Home Town: Blanchetown, Mid Murray, South Australia
Schooling: Blanchetown, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: North Adelaide, South Australia, 23 March 1945, aged 49 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
Kendrew Oval, Row 14, Site No: 12 Lease expires 31/12/2032
Memorials: Adelaide Scots Church WW1 Honour Board, Blanchetown & District WW1 Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3525, 32nd Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3525, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
5 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3525, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Soldier wounded in action in France,` gunshot wound to right shoulder. Wound so severe, soldier repatriated to U.K for hospitalisation.
6 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3525, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Due to the severity of the gunshot wound to his right shoulder Private Castle was classified as medically unfit to continue to serve. He returned to Australia on Troop Ship SS Suevic and disembarked in 3 M.D Victoria on 5 Jan 1919. Private Castle was discharged at HQ 4 M.D in South Australia on 6 April 1919 having completed 2years 341 days of service to his country.
6 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1
Date unknown: Involvement 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
Date unknown: Wounded SN 3525, 32nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography

32 Battalion

Rank - Private

5 July 1918 wounded in action - gunshot wound right shoulder - invalided out

Returned to Australia 20 November 1918

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of Walter William and Angelina Caslte of Blanchetown South Australia. Brother 3526 Pte Leslie Gordon CASTLE, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 20 June 1918

7 June 1924 married Margaret Lois Martin in the Chalmers Church Adelaide Book/Page 299/849