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Alfred GOOCH

Regimental number1886
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Address140 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 1.25"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Acott, 22 Pretoria Road, Gillingham, Kent, England
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years, 1st Rifles; 5 years in the Royal Navy.
Enlistment date6 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll61st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date4 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England

Joined 2nd Bn at Gallipoli, 9 July 1915.

Wounded in action, 23 July 1915 (shrapnel wound, shoulder); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station from Mudros, 23 July 1915; to Malta, and admitted to St Andrew's Hospital, 31 July 1915. Embarked for England, 7 September 1915, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 19 September 1915; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 23 September 1915.

Found guilty, 25 May 1916, Monte Video Camp, Weymouth, of disobeying orders: forfeited 1 day's pay.

Transferred to Australian Army Postal Corps, 23 October 1916; attached for duty to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs.

Taken on strength, 61st Bn, 23 March 1917.

Detached to Army Postal Corps, London, for temporary duty, 11 April 1917.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 30 November 1917 (enteritis); discharged to duty, 4 December 1917.

Found guilty, 12 February 1918, of being absent without leave from midnight to 8 am, 11 February 1918: admonished and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 4 March 1918 (VDH); discharged to duty, 12 March 1918.

Detached from duty, and marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, for return to Australia, 20 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika', 12 May 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 4 September 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 May 1950

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