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Richard Garfield GOODMAN

Regimental number3408
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
SchoolPublic School, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address108 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Elizabeth Ford, 10 Court Street, Leederville, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Navy in Australia.
Enlistment date23 December 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 December 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied in hospital in France.
FateDied of disease 20 October 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block S, Plot II, Row O, Grave No. 9), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
160
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth GOODMAN. Native of England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 march 1917.

Marched into Australian Army Veterinary Corps Details, Parkhouse, 19 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 May 1917; taken on strength of Australian Veterinarian Hospital, Calais, 17 May 1917.

Transferred to 55th Bn, 9 September 1917.

Marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 11 September 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 6 October 1917; taken on strength of 55th Bn, in the field, 26 October 1917.

On leave, 18 September 1918.

Admitted to No 6 General Hospital, Rouen, 7 October 1918 (influenza).

Died, No 6 General Hospital, 20 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GOODMAN Richard Garfield

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