SergeantCASTLETON, CLAUD CHARLES

Service Number 1352

Died 29/07/1916

Aged 23

5th Coy.
Australian Machine Gun Corps

V C

Son of Thomas Charles and Edith Lucy Castleton, of 18, Wilson Rd., Lowestoft, England.

Inscription

A NOBLE LIFE LAID DOWN FOR FREEDOM WE SHALL MEET OUR LOVED ONE AGAIN

Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette", No. 29765, dated, 26th Sept., 1916, records the following

"For most conspicuous bravery. During an attack on the enemy''s trenches the infantry was temporarily driven back by the intense machine gun fire opened by the enemy. Many wounded were left in "

No Man''s Land" lying in shell holes. Serjt. Castleton went out twice in face of this intense fire and each time brought in a wounded man on his back. He went out a third time and was bringing in another wounded man when he was himself hit in the back and killed instantly. He set a splendid example of courage and self-sacrifice"

Buried at POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE

Location: Somme, France
Number of casualties: 1387

Cemetery/memorial reference: IV. L. 43.

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Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.
DISCLAIMER:
This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.