David Daniel CASTLE

David Daniel Castle Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Crows Nest
Occupation
Farmer
Enlisted
28-April-1915
Place
Rosewood
Age
19
Status
Single
Service No
2353
Rank
Private
Unit
9th Battalion, 7th Reinforcements
Embarked
20-August-1915
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
7 June 1917
Place
Messines, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium
Notes

Brother of 1395 Private Emerson Castle.

 

David Castle was with 9th Battalion reinforcements at Lemnos in reserve for Gallipoli but they were not deployed. In Egypt in January 1916 he transferred to the newly-raised 49th Battalion. He landed in France in June with his new unit which fought its first major battle at Mouquet Farm in August. In March 1917 he was hospitalised with influenza and trench feet. He re-joined his unit in May and five weeks later was killed in action at Messines, Belgium, aged 21. He was buried nearby but after the war his grave could not be found.

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