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Alfred Basil Harrison GOODWIN

Regimental number2671
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
Other NamesAlfred Basil
SchoolHigh School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Myrilda', Rockland Road, Wollstonecraft, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 1.5"
Weight106 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A P Goodwin, 'Myrilda', Rocklands Road, Wollstonecraft, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Annie GOODWIN, "King's Gate", Campbell Street, Kirribilli, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 56th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, Ferry Post, 18 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GOODWIN Alfred Basil Harrison
Red Cross file 1180907

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