Albert Jonathon Goodwill

Goodwill-AName   Albert Jonathon Goodwill

Number    Private 5023

Battalion      23rd Battalion  

Place of Birth   Warragul  

Next of Kin   His mother, Mrs. Ellen Goodwill of Mardan, then Dumbalk North and then Drouin.

Date and place of enlistment Leongatha on 31/1/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 21 years 5 months, 5’11” 12 stone blue eyes and brown hair.

Religion   Methodist

Occupation   Labourer

Date and place of death

He died of wounds 24/3/1917

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension near Albert

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from Dumbalk and attended Dumbalk School 

Military History

  • He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • 31/1/16 He enlisted in Leongatha
  • 19/7/16 He embarked Melbourne on the HMAT Armidale
  • 20/9/16 He disembarked Plymouth
  • 19/11/16 He went o France via Folkstone
  • 1/12/16 He joined his unit
  • 20/3/17 He was wounded in action
  • 23/3/17 He died of wounds
  • He was buried at Dernancourt Communal cemetery extension near Albert
  • Mrs. Goodwill received a package of effects

The effects were: – discs, coins, knives, a purse, a ring, letters, photos, carbon notebook, fountain pen, a wallet, a money belt. a testament and a strop.

  • 31/12/20 Mrs. Goodwill received a letter telling her what is on the grave marker
  • 9/5/21 Mrs. Goodwill asked why she has not received the canteen funds
  • There are letters about the medals and Mrs. Goodwill points out that she had three sons at the front. Arthur James and William Henry Goodwill.
  • Mr. Goodwill received the medals

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