The AIF Project


Regimental number416
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
AddressCarlton Hill, Gympie, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Goldsworthy, Carlton Hill, Gympie, Queensland
Enlistment date14 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 12, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919

Military Medal

'On many occasions during the operations at PERONNE on 2nd September 1918 this N.C.O. led his team of machine gunners through heavy shell and machine gun fire, and gave valuable help to the attacking Infantry. His team suffered casualties, but he coolly arranged for the evacuation of the wounded, and all the time kept his guns in action with great effect. He set a fine example to his associates.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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