21 June 2011

Leslie Castle

The low regimental number for 511 Leslie Raymond Castle indicates that he was an early enlistee to 19th Battalion, AIF. Leslie enlisted in February 1915 but the battalion was raised in NSW in March of that year as part of the expansion of the AIF.
This medal was sent to me by the Boulder RSL (thanks Darrel) and a well connected family history network put me in touch with Leslie's grand daughter. The returned medal tally is now 921.

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