|Place of birth||Bathurst, New South Wales|
|Address||Maria Street, Blayney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, A Castle, Maria Street, Blayney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||18th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/35/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 31), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Brother: 2141 Pte Harold CASTLE, 54th Bn, killed in action, 15 May 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Taken on strength, Gallipoli, 11 October 1915. Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 March 1916.
Admitted to Field Ambulance, 16 November 1916 (trench feet); transferred to England, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, 29 November 1916 (trench feet, slight); to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 5 December 1916; discharged on furlough,15 January 1917, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 31 January 1917. Marched in to Infantry Draft Depot, 3 March 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 24 April 1917. Attended Musketry School of Instruction, 24 April 1917; passed as having fair knowledge of Lewis Gun. Taken on strength, 5th Machine Gun Company, 5 May 1917.
Killed in action, 4 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal