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Reginald Albert GOODHEW

Regimental number2863
Place of birthSittingbourne, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressWickepin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10.75"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry James Goodhew, Wormshill, Sittingbourne, Kent, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2863A
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Charlotte GOODHEW
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 51st Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916. Transferred to Divisional Artillery, taken on strength of 24th Howitzer Brigade, and posted to 112th Battery, 16 March 1916. Transferred to 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, 18 May 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 13 June 1916.

On leave, 22 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 9 February 1918. Detached to 13th Infantry Brigade, 24 April 1918. On leave to United Kingdom, 10 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 30 November 1918. Detached for duty with 4th Sanitary Section, 12 December 1918; rejoined unit, 18 January 1919.

Granted leave with pay only(Non-Military Employment) from 8 February to 8 July 1919, to attend farming at H. Goodhew, Swanton Farm, Bregdon, Sittingbourne, Kent.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah', 3 September 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 17 October 1919; discharged Perth, 19 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death--/01/1923
Age at death30
Place of burialBradgar Cemetery, Kent, England

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