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John Graham Castling

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Headstone, Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground (photo Stuart Roxburgh 2008) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground (photo Stuart Roxburgh 2008) - This image may be subject to c …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Graham AWMM
  • Surname
    Castling AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ41875 AWMM
    • WWII 41875 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 August 1916 RNZAF Biographies (R17845608) EnglandUnited Kingdom RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs J.G. Castling (wife), Flat 3, 71 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Wife: Mrs. P. B. Castling of Hataitai, Wellington AWMM
    • WW2 Father: Mr. J. L. Castling of Cornhill, London, England AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ41875 AWMM
    • WWII 41875 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Castling was the son of James Robert Castling and Mabel Valpy J. Castling (nee Watts)

    Husband of Patricia Bentley Castling of Church Crookham, Hampshire

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers.

    Attended St. Edward School, Oxford (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 January 1942 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground, Moray, Scotland AWMM Grave 22 Row A AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Bo - Cl. Archives New Zealand (R17845608) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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