Wilfred George CASTLE (1888-1918)
9th Infantry Brigade AIF

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Memorial Plaque to Wilfed George Castle

Light Trench Mortor Battery. 35th BATTALION A.I.F.

Private: 1946 Wilfred George CASTLE.


Born: 1888. Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. Birth Cert:19654/1888

Died: 20th July 1918. Killed in Action Villers-Bretonneux, France.


Father: Thomas James

Mother: Eliza Castle. nee: Cambourn.

Step Mother: Sophia Castle. nee:.


INFORMATION

Wilfred George Castle enlisted with the 6th Light Trench Mortor Battery, on the 27th of November 1916 and left Sydney on board R.M.S. "Osterley" on the 10th of February 1917 and disembarked in Plymouth, England on the 11th of April 1917. Wilfred was marched to Parkhouse for the next 2 months before being discharged to the WARHAM Military Hospital suffering from Influenza on the 9th of June.

Wilfred remained in Hospital for the next 10 days and was discharged on the 19th of June and was sent to the Overseas Training Battalion prior to proceeding overseas for France via Southampton to reinforce the 35th Battalion on the 23rd of August 1917. Wilfred was marched in to ROUELLES on the 24th and marched out to the front on the 31st of August.

Wilfred was Taken on Strength in the field with the 35th Battalion on the 1st of September, and was sent to the front line and was later Wounded in Action at PASSCHENDAELE on the 12th of October 1917 wher he received a Gun-Shot Wound to the Neck He was treated at the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station before being transfered to the General Hospital in ABBERVILLE the next day.

After Wilfred was stabilised he was invalided to England on board the Hospital Ship "Warilda" on the 27th of October and admitted to the Northamptonshire War Hospital, DUSTON, Northampton on the 29th of October. After nearly a month of treatment Wilfred was discharged on the 22nd of November and granted Furlough the till 6th of December. He was ordered to report to the Training Depot at SUTTON VENY on the 7th of December 1917.

wilfred was admitted to the SUTTON VENY Military Hospital on the 11th of March suffering from Bronchitis and later discharged to the overseas Training Battalion at the No:1 Command Depot on the 12th of June 1918. He proceeded overseas from LONGBRIDGE, via FOLKSTONE for France on the 3rd of July and marched in to ROUELLES, France on the 5th of July.

Marching out to the front on the 9th and Taken on Strength in the field on the 14th of July. Wilfred was marched straight into action and the front line, he was Killed in Action 6 days later on the 20th of July 1918 at VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, France and is buried at the VILLERS-BRETONNEUX Military Cemetery at FOUILLOY. 62 Plot 7 Row E Grave S. Certified by Captain: 499 Quentin Shaddock SPEDDING Australian Graves Detatchment.

Villers Brettonneux Cemetery

VILLERS-BRETONNEUX WAR MEMORIAL

Wilfred's Memorial Plaque:348227 was sent to his step mother Sophia Jones of 102 Flood Street, Leichardt, N.S.W on the 22nd of November 1922 and was acquired from a private collector in England in October 2007 and is now in the collection.

Family Information

Wilfred was a single 28 year old Packer from 30 Flood Street, Leichardt, New South Wales upon enlistment. His step mother claimed a War Gratuity and a sister? J A Bennett of 86 Fig Street, Pyrmont. But the gratuity was paid to Sophia Jones, his step mother.

Thomas and Eliza Castle were married in 1882 at Parramatta, N.S.W. Marriage Cert:4150/1882 and had 7 children, 4 girls and 3 boys. Maud M Castle born 1885 at Bathurst, N.S.W. Birth Cert:13854/1885. Thomas J Castle born 1886 at Bathurst, N.S.W. birth Cert:14870/1886. Winifred George Castle born 1888 at Parramatta, N.S.W. Birth Cert:19654/1888 and died in 1918, France. Mace L Castle born 1890 at Parramatta, N.S.W. Birth Cert:28088/1890 and died in 1893 at Parramatta, N.S.W. Death Cert:120030/1893. Mabel B Jones born 1892 at Parramatta, N.S.W. Birth Cert:28681/1892. Gladys Eliza Jones born 1895 at Parramatta, N.S.W. Birth Cert:6387/1895. Ida D Jones born 1897 at Parramatta, N.S.W. Birth Cert:2463/1897 and died in 1897 at Parramatta, N.S.W. Death Cert:13130/1897.

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