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Robert Austin GOLDRICK

Date of birth4 March 1890
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
AddressCoast Hospital, Little Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Robert Goldrick, Coast Hospital, Little Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name36th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 33rd Battalion
Promotion date: 20 July 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Robert Austen Goldrick on NR
Medals

Military Cross

'For great gallantry and good work whilst leading his company to attack during the operatins north of Bellicourt on 30th September 1918. When the assaulting line was held up by machine gun fire, he rallied his men and led them in the charge, which resulted in the gun crews being either killed or captured, thus enabling either flank to advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsWar Service: Western Front Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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