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Frederick William GOODLAND

Regimental number3323
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWell borer
Address74 Commercial Road, Prahman, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, C Goodland, 74 Commercial Road, Prahran, Victoria
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Awarded)

Conspicuous gallantry, saving many casualties and greatly facilitating advance. (East of Ypres 4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 15 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 31 July 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a Lewis gun section. The whole of his section were put out of action by an enemy barrage at the assembly position, but he got his gun and some ammunition forward and attacked a "pill box" which held up the advance. He put two machine guns out of action, and then rushed the post single handed, capturing the gun. His courageous act enabled the advance to continue, and prevented many casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Family/military connectionsCousins: 3023 Pte Charles John BIRD, 23rd Bn, killed in action, 3 May 1917; 833 Lance Corporal Herbert George Lindorff TAYLOR, 8th Bn, died of wounds, 10 May 1915.
Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 April 1942

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