Castledine, Albert William
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Albert William Castledine was born in 1918 (Birth registered in the Apr – Jun quarter) in Nottingham Registration District. He was the third child of Percy Castledine and Lily (nee Rose) who had married in 1912 (Marriage registered in the Oct – Dec quarter) in Basford, Nottinghamshire Registration District. His older sisters were Hilda and Lily, and his younger siblings Stanley, Joan and Eileen. Unfortunately, Stanley died in 1925 age 5 years so, with Albert’s death, Percy and Lily lost their only surviving son. Albert had been living in Beeston, Nottinghamshire when he enlisted, and was engaged to Nellie (surname unknown) when he was killed.