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Private 5102

38th Battalion

Melbourne, Victoria

His father, John Goldsmith of Dumbalk North, Victoria

Melbourne on 15/2/1916

Age 21 years 8 months, 5'8", 156 pounds, grey eyes and light auburn hair.

Church of England


He died of wounds 12/8/1918

Buried in Daours Communal Cemetery

He was from the Dumbalk North area

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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