Horace CASTON

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CASTON, Horace

Service Number: 996
Enlisted: 11 January 1915, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Southwark, South Australia, 7 November 1886
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Sturt Street Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Cook
Died: Killed in Action , France, 23 November 1916, aged 30 years
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers
Memorials: Adelaide Holy Trinity Church WW1 Honour Board 1, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 996, 27th Infantry Battalion, Oaklands, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 996, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 996, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
23 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 996, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE H. CASTON.

Advice has been received that Private H. Caston was killed in action in France on November 23. He was a native of Adelaide, enlisted on January 11, 1915, and sailed for Egypt on May 31 of the same year with the 27th Battalion. A widow and two young children, who live at 115, Franklin-street, Adelaide, are left. He was 30 years of age on November 7 last. Private Caston was of a kind and loving disposition." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 30 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

 

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