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BRIGHT, John Goldsmith


Lance Corporal 4445

6th Battalion

Bendigo, Victoria

His mother, Mrs. Bright of 8 Grafton St, Elsternwick, Victoria

Melbourne 22/6/1915

Age 22 years 8 months, 5'7", 9 stone, blue eyes and dark brown hair

Church of England

Bank clerk

He was killed in action by a shell at Flers 15/12/1916

He has no known grave and has his name is on a memorial at Villers Bretonneux

He was related to the Goldsmiths of Meeniyan, Victoria

He attended Grammar school in Bendigo
22/6/15 He enlisted in Melbourne
28/1/16 He went to Egypt on the HMAT Themistocles
23/2/16 He arrived Alexandria
29/3/16 He embarked Alexandria
4/4/16 He arrived Marseilles
28/7/16 He join his unit
30/8/16 or 1/9/16 He was appointed a Lance Corporal
He was killed when a dud shell came in and exploded.
His friend H Dummett enquired about his death
He had an ANA insurance policy
His effects consisted of a wallet, note book, pencil case, photos case, photos, whistle, post wards, semaphore cards, 5 military books, scarf, pair knee guards, brush, 7 handkerchiefs, razor, knife, note book, testament
A letter from his mother is on page 41 of his file
His Mother received his medals, scroll and plaque.


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