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Francis Gabriel CASTLE

Regimental number6737
Place of birthWarracknabeal, Victoria
AddressMoulyinning via Bumbleyung, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 9.25"
Next of kinBrother, William Dampier Castle, Moulyinning via Bumbleyung, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 July 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Discharge date12 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917, and marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford, the same day.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 February 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 1 March 1917.

Transferred to 32nd Bn, 28 March 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 4 April 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 16 August 1918; rejoined unit, 12 September 1918.

Deatched to Australian Corps Workshops, 30 January 1919.

Proceeded to England, 13 May 1919; marched into No 3 Group, 14 May 1919.

Married Agnes Love, 24 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australian on HT 'Main', 23 July 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 27 September 1919; discharged Perth (termination of period of enlistment), 12 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 February 1967
SourcesNAA: B2455, CASTLE Francis Gabriel

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