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Arthur Edward CASTLE

Regimental number1908
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressScarboro via Leederville, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Ebenezer Castle, Burton Street, East Guildford, Western Australia
Enlistment date25 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Work near Peronne on 29 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and determination in operations south of Peronne on 29 August, 1918, when he rushed an enemy strong post, which was holding up the advance of his company, under a very heavy barrage of machine gun fire, and, single handed, captured five and one machine gun.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

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