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Charles Edward GOLDSPINK

Regimental number5019
Place of birthForbes New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressWellington Street, Molong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs C A Goldspink, Wellington Street, Molong, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 23 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At SUNRAY TRENCH in March, 1917, this man came under special notice. He is a Company Runner, and during the period from 6th to 8th March, 1917, when telephone communication was impossible, through heavy shell and minewerfer fire he continuously carried messages to C.O.O., with absolute disregard for his own personal safety. He has always set a fine example of courage and coolness under fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 November 1958
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery

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