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William GOLDBY

Regimental number3550
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolQueen Street State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway clerk
Address22 Chamberlain Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, E Goldby, 22 Chamberlain Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets (Area 70B); 70th Infantry and 48th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death20.11
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
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Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Eliza GOLDBY, 22 chamberlin Street, Ballarat, Victoria. Native of Broomfield, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 7th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 January 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 February 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of, 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, Ferry Post, 4 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presumed Buried in No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GOLDBY William

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