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Leo GOLDIE

Regimental number3829
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDairy farmer
AddressBeach Road, Sandringham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, T Goldie, Beach Road, Sandringham, Victoria
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Valuable services while member of Intelligence Section, showing initiative and devotion to duty. (East of Ypres 20 September 1917).
Recommendation date: 27 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 20th September, Private GOLDIE, who is a member of the Intelligence Section made valuable reconnaissances of the old front line and the route for the Assembly position. He went forward with the Intelligence Officer to assist him in laying the tapes for the Assembly, regardless of the fact that he had had practically no sleep for three days, his work was particularly fine. He laid the tapes on the bearings and assisted by the Intelligence Officer and Sergeant went back to a point at which the Companies might go astray - 400 yards in rear - and successfully led them in spite of the bad weather and extremely dark night. During the operations he could not be persuaded to rest but was continually looking for identifications and observing.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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