Edward Goldsmith

Name   Edward Goldsmith

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 ½ ”, 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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