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Joseph William GODWIN

Regimental number2204
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSaddler
Address184 Aberdeen Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Godwin, 184 Aberdeen Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date14 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For gallantry at Meteren on 23 April 1918.
Recommendation date: 3 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry at METEREN on 23rd April, 1918. Lance Corporal FREITAG and Private GODWIN were members of a bombing section. In an attack on the first objective they rushed forward under heavy fire and bombed and captured a machine gun. At the second objective they bombed a house and took several prisoners in it. They did excellent work in beating off several attacks from hostile bombing parties and set a splendid example to the remainder of the section.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1
Date: 2 January 1919

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