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Robert Scott Castleton

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Scott AWMM
  • Surname
    Castleton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 275359 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Te Arawa AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs M. Castleton (mother), PO Box 124, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 275359 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    24 December 1943 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Cassino Memorial, Italy AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Rotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2) AWMM
    • Plaque and Maori statue in the native forest on a hill overlooking Paradise Valley Springs in Rotorua. Hard to find! Also mentioned on the plaque is his Cousin Blake Scott who died in an airforce accident in Taihape 1942. Public - Dave - Researcher - 6 March 2021 - I have seen it in person and have photos of the plaque and the statue.

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  • Hi my name is Ashton Im talking to you beacuse im at the Auckland Measuem for my Cousins 21st and i just wanted to say hello so you know who i am. Love Ashton xx
    Public - Ashton - Direct descendant - 29 April 2017
  • Dear uncle if you were alive right now you would probably now me and look after me so I'm going to tell you a little about me. My name is Keira Annabella Hewitt my birthday is on the April 6 2006. My middle name comes from my nana and she is married to your nephew Robert Martin. He is named after you. My Aunty is where you sister lived in Paradise Valley. my mummy grew up on the farm we all miss it now because we live in town now where it is closer to my school my mummy goes to the same school as me she teaches grad two classes. nice talking to you uncle and I hope nana and poppa martin are well and can you say hi to them for my mummy she misses them sometimes. Thank you uncle for looking after us when you went to war. Love Keira
    Public - Keira - Other Relative - 21 April 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.34 AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 March 2021Dave RotoruaResearcher
29 April 2017AshtonRotoruaDirect descendant
21 April 2015KeiraRotoruaOther Relative

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