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Charles Edward GOLDIE

Regimental number1553
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinFather, F Goldie, 28 Aberdeen Road, Prahran, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 December 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 8 May 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Gallipoli, 9 July 1915; rejoined Bn, 20 July 1915 (no further details recorded).

Found guilty, Sarpi Camp, Lemnos, 13 November 1915, of disorderly conduct after lights out and insubordination: awarded 14 days' detention (detention remitted) and forfeiture of 14 days' pay.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, of burning rubbish in a prohibited place: forfeited 1 day's pay.

Found guilty, Serapeum, 21 February 1916, of refusing to obey an order given by an NCO: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Transferred to 59th Bn, 24 February 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 30 May 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: 'Presume 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, GOLDIE Charles Edward

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