William Birkett GOODCHILD

Regimental number5526
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolBundaberg Scholarship and Maryborough Grammar School, Queensland
Other trainingHurlstone Agricultural HIgh School (Scholarship) and Hawkesbury Agricultural College (Diploma)
AddressGayndah, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William George Birkett Goodchild, Fairymead, Bundaberg, Queensland
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 31 October 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*spelt William Bickett Goodchild on NR
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death24
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt Albert Goodchild, 1st Light Horse.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal