James Edward Joseph GOLDEN

Regimental number2913
Place of birthArmidale New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressCondobolin, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFriend, Miss Mary Rose, Parks Road, Condobolin, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 12 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919
Miscellaneous information from
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Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. leading his platoon in the attack, rushed two machine gun posts, capturing the crews intact. He then pushed forward with a Lewis gun team and engaged a field gun firing over open sights, and put it out of action. His energetic initiative prevented many casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 October 1947