CASTLE Raymond Tom

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Private Raymond Tom Castle was the youngest son of Charles Castle and his wife of Whissendine. He was born on 1 December 1896 and was a member of the church choir from the age of seven until he entered the army. Raymond worked as a junior clerk with Furley and Hassan, a draper's store in Oakham, before enlisting on 31 March 1916. He first went into the Highland Light Infantry, but was drafted into the Army Service Corps and went to France on 12 October the same year. While there he was attached to the Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Scottish). He was killed in action by a shell on 9 April 1918, at Armentieres. Raymond is buried in Merville Communal Cemetery Extension but the actual position of the grave has been lost and so he has a special memorial, IV.F.7. He is also remembered on Whissendine's war memorial.

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  • Whissendine Church
  • Whissendine Gate of Remembrance
  • Whissendine Memorial
  • Whissendine Memorial 2
  • Merville Communal Cemetery Extension 1
  • Merville Communal Cemetery Extension 2
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