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Ernest Frederick Lyndhurst GOODWIN

Regimental number3658
Date of birth1887
Place of birthCampania Tasmania
ReligionCongregational
OccupationFarmer
AddressGlenfern, Kempton, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinBrother, L S A Goodwin, Glenfern, Kempton, Tasmania
Enlistment date30 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Marked courage and devotion to duty as runner. (Pozieres)'
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on POZIERES RIDGE on 4th/5th August, 1916, this man was a runner attached to his Company Commander in the front line. He carried out his duties most diligently under very difficult circumstances. He carrried many messages between the captured German trenches and Battalion Headquarters through an intense artillery fire. As most of the runners were casualties his duties were extremely heavy as well as extremely dangerous throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Family/military connectionsBrother: 666 Driver Harold Gladstone GOODWIN, 40th Bn, died of wounds, 12 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1979
Age at death92
Place of burialSt Mary's Cemetery, Kempton, Tasmania

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