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Regimental number601
Place of birthBowral New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse trainer
AddressRocky Point Road, Arncliffe, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Robert Goodwin, Rocky Point Road, Arncliffe, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 8 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He handled his platoon with great skill after his platoon commander became a casualty. When his platoon was held up by an enemy machine gun post he got the assistance of a tank and led his platoon against the post, capturing ten of the enemy and two machine guns, and enabling the line to advance. His determined leadership, and initiative were of great value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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