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George GOFF

Regimental number272
Date of birth25 May 1888
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressTrustees Executors and Agency Co, 412 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7"
Weight197 lbs
Next of kinTrustees Executors and Agency Co, 412 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceCitizen Military Forces
Enlistment date30 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentRegimental Sergeant Major
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: Trench Mortar Battery
Promotion date: 12 May 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 15 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 18 October 1917
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. All the officers accompanying infantry waves in an attack becoming casualties, he assumed command and kept the men steady for hours in the open while controlling an orderly retirement.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 May 1947

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