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Full Name: Arthur Penfold Castle
Rank Last Held: Lieutenant
Forename(s): Arthur Penfold
Surname: Castle
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 24/22
First Known Rank: Second Lieutenant
Next of Kin: J.G.A. Castle (father), 26 Sydney Street, Petone, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: High School, Gisborne, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: C Company
Embarkation Date: 9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 117
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 15 September 1916
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Grave Reference: X. C. 23.
Biographical Notes: Arthur Castle was the son of John and Mary Castle, of 26, Sydney St., Petone, New Zealand. Also served in Egypt.
Description of Image: Headstone, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery (photo G.F. Fortune, 2007)
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
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