A Great War 1914 and 1915 Gallipoli Casualty 1914 Star Trio to Private Joseph Castile

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A Great War 1914 and 1915 Gallipoli Casualty 1914 Star Trio awarded to Private Joseph Castile, 2nd and 1st Battalions Lancashire Fusiliers, wounded 13th September 1914 crossing The Aisne, wounded…
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A Great War 1914 and 1915 Gallipoli Casualty 1914 Star Trio awarded to Private Joseph Castile, 2nd and 1st Battalions Lancashire Fusiliers, wounded 13th September 1914 crossing The Aisne, wounded 21st August 1915, Hill 112 Gallipoli comprising, 1914 Star, (9318 Pte J. Castile. Lan: Fus:), 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (9318 Pte. J. Castile. Lan. Fus.) toned fine.

Joseph Castile was born on the 3rd June 1884 in Manchester, he attested for the Lancashire Fusiliers at Bury on the 13th December 1902 he transferred to the Reserve on the 17th February 1905, he was re-called to the Colours and proceeded with the 2nd Battalion to France embarking at Southampton on the 22nd August 1914 and landing at Boulogne on the 23rd August 1914. The Battalion moved to Longstart Farm between Haucourt and Wambaix coming under attack during the morning of the 26th August 1914 later forced to fall back, 3 officers were killed 86 OR’s wounded with 6 Officers and 402 Other Ranks listed as missing, later it was learned that after those who could had returned to the battalion the total casualties were 6 officers killed 474 Other ranks killed wounded or missing. Their first day in action! The battalion continued in The Retreat, crossing the Aisne on the 13th September 1914 under heavy shell fire advanced through St Marguerite Wood coming under rifle and machine gun fire from the enemy trenches in front of Chivres. Private Castile is reported as wounded on the 13th September 1914, Gun Shot Wound left foot. He is evacuated from the battlefield and returned to England. After Recuperation Private Castile joined the 1st Battalion as a re-enforcement on the 11th July 1915 in Lemnos. Moving back with the Battalion on the 22nd July to the Gallipoli Peninsular at Krithia Nullah. The Battalion were ordered to attack Hill 112 on the 21st August 1915, moving forward at 3.30 pm – heavy casualties from rifle and machine gun fire and also from burning scrub the War Diary records – “attack held up by 4.30 pm, Report from “A” Company received stating that there were only 4 unwounded men remaining. Retired behind Green Hill – casualties 12 officers wounded 222 other ranks killed wounded or missing. Private Castile was wounded in this attack with a Gun Shot Wound to his left Thigh.

He returned to the Battalion on the 27th July 1916 almost a year in hospital. He was eventually discharged from the Army no longer physically fit for Military Service on the 14th August 1918. He Died in the Home for Disabled Soldiers on the 26th August 1932.

Sold with Lancashire Fusiliers cap badge, Two Original Discharge certificates, an Original Form B2067, Character Campaigns and Wounds card, Original leave permit from Toxteth Park Military Hospital, 5 Original Photographs , Original Marriage and Death Certificates and original bills from the Undertaker., Copied Medal Index card, Entitled to a Silver War Badge, relevant extracts From British battalions in France & Belgium 1914 and British Regiments at Gallipoli by Ray Westlake.

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Medal Type

Military Medals

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Campaign Groups and Pairs

Medal Monarch

George V

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