Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Écosse, Royaume-Uni

Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Écosse, Royaume-Uni
 —  Machine Gun Corps, 200th Coy.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Somme - Hill 35 - Iberian, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Missing in action


Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: 156A

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 2

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Mon histoire

Private George Castle was part of the 200th Machine Gun Company, 59th Division which took part in the Battle of Polygon Wood on the 26 September 1917.

On the 22nd of September the company received orders to put 16 guns on the line in the night of 23rd/24th September, with an advanced headquarters at Jasper Farm. Between the 23rd and 24th of September new battery positions near Somme, Hill 35 and Iberian were scouted. On the 25th preparations were made for the attack the following day. The new battery emplacements were to be occupied that night and telephone communication was established between the new advanced headquarters at Pommern Castle and A, B and C-Battery.

On the 26th all batteries were subjected to heavy shelling. Officer casualties were heavy. Five other ranks were killed and 21 others were wounded. It’s unclear what happened to Private George Castle but he was missing in action after the battle. It’s highly likely that he was killed in the German artillery barrage. The notes in the War Diary are not clear on where Private Castle was located, but its highly likely that he died near the gun emplacements east of Pommern Castle, on the line between Somme, Hill 35 and Iberian.

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Chris McCarthy, 'Passchendaele : The Day-by-Day' London: Unicorn Publishing Group, 2018, p. 96-97.
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Naval & Military Archive
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The Long, Long
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