Arthur Harold CASTLES

Regimental number2782
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
AddressNorwood Road, Burswood, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Castles, Norwood Road, Burswood, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 5 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 12 February 1918

FateReturned to Australia 22 November 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When as one of a reconnoitring patrol, he was lying concealed well within enemy outpost line, by the light of a hostile flare he saw a party of eight of the enemy approaching. He allowed them to come within a few feet of his position and then summoned them to surrender. Revolver fire was opened on them and a bomb thrown, resulting in four of the enemy being badly wounded. He displayed coolness, dash, and military judgment of the highest order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 May 1954
Age at death64
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia