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Regimental number6129
Place of birthSligo, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAyr, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 9.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary McGoldrick, Co Sligo, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 October 1916
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Discharge date25 December 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1905 Pte John GOLDRICK, 55th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 March 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane on HMAT 'Marathon', 27 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 9 January 1917; marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 9 January 1917.

Admitted to hospital, Parkhouse, 5 February 1917 (venereal disease); discharged to 7th Training Bn, 23 April 1917 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 78 days). Proceeded to France through Southampton, 14 June 1917; marched into 2nd Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 15 June 1917; moved into field, 2 July 1917; taken on strength of 26th Bn, 3 July 1917; promoted to rank of Lance Corporal, 23 October 1917.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 23 October 1917; transferred to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 2 November 1917; to Ambulance Train '18', 3 November 1917; admitted to 56th General Hospital, Etaples, 4 November 1917 (trench fever). Proceeded to England on HS 'Port Elizabeth', 8 November 1917; admitted to Fulshill War Hospital, Carlisle, 9 November 1917; discharged on furlough, 27 November 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 12 December 1917; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 20 December 1917.

Proceeded to France through Southampton, 7 February 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 8 February 1918; moved into field, 10 February 1918; rejoined unit from hospital, 13 February 1918.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 July 1917 (influenza); discharged to duty, 8 July 1918; rejoined unit, 9 July 1918.

Wounded in action, 15 July 1918 (bomb wound, right hip); admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 16 July 1918, and transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train '3', 3 August 1918; admitted to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, 4 August 1918. Proceeded to England for continued treatment, 28 August 1918; admitted to City of London Military Hospital, Clapton, 30 August 1918; transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 26 September 1918; discharged on furlough, 17 April 1919; marched into 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 1 May 1919; discharged for return to Australia, 6 May 1919.

Embarked Southampton on HT 'Karoola', 6 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 28 June 1919, for onward travel to 1st Military District. Discharged Brisbane, 25 December 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 May 1961
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium
SourcesNAA: B2455, McGOLDRICK James

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