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Simon Scutter GODBAZ

Regimental number212
Date of birth29 July 1887
Place of birthNelson, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarrier
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, Andrew Godbaz, Nelson, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 May 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentArtificer
Unit name1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
AWM Embarkation Roll numberMIS34.12.1.RANBT1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A39 Port Macquarie on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Discharge date24 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Arrived Lemnos, 21 July 1915.

Rejoined unit, Ismailia, Egypt, 21 January 1916, from duty as Baggage guard.

Transferred to 13th Field Artillery Brigade, and taken on strength of 53rd Battery, Tel el Kebir, 30 March 1916.

Promoted Temporary Shoeing Smith Corporal, Ferry Post, 3 May 1916.

Transferred to 13th Brigade Ammunition Column, 14 May 1916, and promoted Farrier Sergeant.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 June 1916.

Transferred to 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 24 November 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 5 March 1917 (mumps), and transferred same day to Corps Mumps Station; discharged to duty, 22 March 1917; rejoined unit, 23 March 1917.

On leave, 3 June 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 19 June 1917.

On leave to Paris, 1 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 9 March 1918.

Transferred to 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, 21 April 1918.

On leave to England, 6 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 24 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Cluny Castle', 23 March 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 21 May 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged, Brisbane,24 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GODBAZ Simon Scutter

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