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Regimental number2332
Date of birth17 April 1890
Place of birthCombe St Nicholas, Somerset, England
AddressGPO, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 4"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, Levi Goodland, Wall Farm, Beaminster, Dorset, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 June 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 30 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Discharge date12 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 30 October 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916; marched in to 11th Training Bn, Durrington, 29 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 February 1917; taken on strength, 43rd Bn, in the field, 16 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 9 June 1917 (gun shot wound, right thigh), admitted to 9th Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 10 June 1917, and admitted same day to 32nd General Hospital, Wimereux; transferred to England, 15 June 1917, and admitted to War Hospital, Warren Road, Guildford, Surrey, 16 June 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 16 July 1917.

Discharged on furlough, 17 July 1917, to report to Command Depot, Codford, 21 July 1917.

Married Kate Emma LARCOMBE, spinster, aged 26, St Giles Parish Church, Camberwell, 19 July 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Perham Downs, 12 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1917; rejoined 43rd Bn, in the field, 17 September 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 6 November 1917.

Detached to Brigade School, 5 December 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 27 December 1917.

Detached to Bombing School, 10 February 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 17 February 1918.

Detached to Brigade Officers' School, 19 February 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 3 March 1918.

On leave to England, 6 March 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 23 March 1918.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 1 May 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 8 August 1918 (gun shot wound, hip, admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to Casualty Clearing Station; to No 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital, 9 August 1918; to England, 11 August 1918, and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital, Thorpe, 11 August 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 3 September 1918; discharged on furlough, 12 September 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 26 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia (with wife) on board 'Konigin Luise', 21 June 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 2 August 1919; discharged, Perth, 12 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Place of burialSt Peter and St Paul Churchyard, Higher Odcombe nr Yeovil, Somerset, England
SourcesNAA: B2455, GOODLAND Charles

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