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Edward George GOLDSMITH

Regimental number5102
Place of birthWest Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolQueensbury St State School, North Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDunbalk North, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Mr J Goldsmith, Dunbalk North, Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as Compulsory Trainee.
Enlistment date17 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death12 August 1918
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Emily GOLDSMITH, Dumbalk North, South Gippsland, Victoria. Native of West Melbourne
Family/military connections2 cousins, killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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