|Place of birth||Ballarat, Victoria|
|School||Queen Street State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||22 Chamberlain Street, Ballarat East, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, E Goldby, 22 Chamberlain Street, Ballarat East, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in the Senior Cadets (Area 70B); 70th Infantry and 48th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/24/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||20.11|
|Age at death from cemetery records||20|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Edward and Eliza GOLDBY, 22 chamberlin Street, Ballarat, Victoria. Native of Broomfield, Victoria|
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GOLDBY William|