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Number Private 5102

Battalion 38th Battalion

Place of Birth Melbourne

Next of Kin His father, John Goldsmith of Dumbalk North

Date and place of enlistment Melbourne on 15/2/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 21 years 8 months,

5'8", 156 pounds, grey eyes and light auburn hair.

Religion Church of England

Occupation Farmer

Date and place of death

He died of wounds 12/8/1918

Location of grave or memorial

Buried in Daours Communal Cemetery

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from the Dumbalk North area

Military History

Attended Queensbury St State School
He had 2 cousins killed one was H E Simmons who died as a POW
He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
15/2/16 He enlisted in Melbourne
1/4/16 He embarked Melbourne on the HMAT Suffolk
11/5/16 He disembarked Suez
24/5/16 He was reallocated to the 13th training Battalion
28/7/16 He transferred to 60th Battalion
3/12/16 He was in hospital with a hernia. He transferred to the Ambulance train
24/12/16 He was in Brighton
5/2/17 He was granted a furlough
12/3/17 He was AWL 3.30pm 20/2/17 until 3/3/17
He was in custody awaiting trail
6/5/17 He went to the 66th Battalion
20/8/17 He went to France
9/9/17 He went to the 38th Battalion
25/5/18 He returned to his unit
11/8/18 He joined the 38th and was wounded
12/8/18 He died of wounds
13/8/18 He was buried in Daours Communal. Cemetery.
Emily Goldsmith received his medals, plaque and scroll
His effects were: � a wallet, photos, 1 metal cigarette case, 1 safety razor and case, pair scissors, a notebook, a YMCA wallet, letters and I disc
He leaves everything to his mother in his will
The witnesses to his will are William Townsend of Moonie Ponds and William Davis Symons farmer of Leongatha Dated 12/7/17



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