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William Wright CASTERTON

Regimental number2315
Place of birthNottingham, England
ReligionBaptist
OccupationPolice constable
AddressCentral Police Station, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, James Casterton, 23 Gedling Road, Arnold, Nottingham, England
Enlistment date19 June 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 4th July, 1918, during the attack on the enemy trenches east of HAMEL, Lance Sergeant CASTERTON located an enemy machine gun enfilading their position. Without hesitation CASTERTON dashed forward with his Section, and by means of well directed fire put the gun out of action and captured the complete crew of 1 N.C.O. and 9 men. His excellent leadership and initiative put great confidence into the men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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