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Regimental number6735
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
AddressFletcher Street, Campsie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Mr J A Goodsell, Fletcher Street, Campsie, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Lihons on 19 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 23 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry near LIHONS19th august 1918. During an attack on the troops on our left a Sergeant and some wounded were left lying in the trench being occupied by the enemy while the barrage prevented their stretcher-bearers reaching them. Realising the urgent necessity of preventing the enemy from securing any identification, Corporal GOODSELL dashed through under very heavy fire of all kinds, bound up and forced the walking wounded back while he personally carried in the wounded Sergeant himself. His absolute contempt for danger and cool method of handling the wounded men undoubtedly prevented the enemy securing identification from that sector.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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