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Regimental number3122
Date of birth1881
Place of birthNewcastle on Tyne, England
Place of birth
SchoolRichmond Hill, Charters Towers, Queensland
Age on arrival in Australia7
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPort Moresby, Papua
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs Flora Shaw Gofton, Port Moresby, Papua
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 27 March 1918
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot X, Row A, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ralph and Elizabeth GOFTON; husband of F.S. GOFTON, Sawarai, Papua. Native of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England
Family/military connectionsBrother:2181 Private Septimus Gofton, MM, 5th Light Horse Regiment
Other details

War service: Western Front

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