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Harold Herbert GOULBORN

Regimental number1547
Date of birth5 August 1892
Place of birthWillesden, London, England
SchoolActon Lane School, Willesden, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, William Archibald Goulborn, 93 Harley Road, Willesden, London, England
Enlistment date28 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 13 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDischarged in the United Kingdom 28 September 1920
Discharge date28 September 1920
Other details

War service: attested in Townsville. Embarked from Brisbane, 13 February 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 21 August 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to Mudros; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 13 December 1915. Disembarked at Alexandria from Mudros (general Gallipoli evacuation), 4 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 3 April 1916.

Wounded in action, France, 23 July 1916. Admitted to 16th General Hospital, Treport (gun shot wound, left leg); transferred to England, 28 July 1916, and admitted to 3rd Western General Hospital, Cardiff, 29 July 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 14 October 1916; rejoined Bn, 17 November 1916. Admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 13 January 1917 (ulcer, right heel); admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 18 January 1917; transferred to England, 20 January 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth. transferred to No. 3 Auxiliary Hospital, 23 February 1917. Discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 26 February 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 27 May 1917; rejoined unit, 15 June 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, Belgium, 20 October 1917, and transferred to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station. Transferred to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 22 October 1917. Transferred to England, 4 November 1917, and admitted to 1st Western General Hospital, Liverpool. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 16 January 1918; rejoined unit, 9 March 1918.

Wounded in action, 23 June 1918, and admitted to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station (shrapnel wound, right leg); rejoined unit, 28 August 1918.

Wounded in action, 18 September 1918; admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 19 September 1918 (gun shot wound, left thigh). Transferred to England, 22 September 1918, and admitted to Military Hospital, Winchester, 23 September 1918. Discharged from hospital and granted furlough, 6 December 1918, to report to No. 4 Command Depot, 20 December 1918.

Attached to Australian Army Pay Corps, 13 January 1919. Appointed Temporary Sergeant, 1 January 1920; Lance Sergeant, 30 June 1920. Discharged from the AIF, 28 September 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 January 1959
Age at death63
Place of burialCremated: Ruilip Crematorium, Middlesex, England

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