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Napier Carlisle GOODWIN

Regimental number599
Place of birthCooma, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMiddle Flat, Cooma, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Thomas Goodwin, Middle Flat, Cooma, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for4 years in the Senior Cadets and in the Australian Light Horse: still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date7 September 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 14, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 14 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Final unit incorrectly listed on Nominal Roll as 2nd Machine Gun Battalion.
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Edith GOODWIN, 19 Chatswood Avenue, Chatswood, New South Wales. Native of Cooma, New south Wales
Discharge date28 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 14 February 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 April 1917; marched in to Australian Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 12 April 1917.

Admitted to Belton Hospital, 21 April 1917 (influenza); marched in to Machine Gun Training Depot from hospital, 1 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 26 June 1917; taken on strength, 14th Machine Gun Company, in the field, 5 October 1917.

On leave to Paris, 12 March 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, from leave, 21 March 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 29 August 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, from leave, 15 September 1918.

Appointed Driver, 25 January 1919.

Marched out to England, 14 April 1919, for agricultural course, Sutton Veny (Non-Military Employment).

Marched in to No 5 Group, Weymouth, from Sutton Veny, 23 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 August 1919; discharged, 28 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 November 1920 Death due to war service
Age at death23
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, GOODWIN Napier Carlisle

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