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Edward GOLDSWORTHY

Regimental number2303
Place of birthBath, Somerset, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationChecker
AddressCorner of Ethel and Florence streets, Bulimba, Queensland.
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 9"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ella Goldsworthy, 'Hill-crest,' Ernest-street, Manly, Queensland.
Previous military serviceNatal Police (8 years)
Enlistment date11 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Helen GOLDSWORTHY. Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date27 December 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt.

Taken on strength of 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 5 May 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 7 May 1916; transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 24 May 1916 (rectal abscess); to Ras el Tin Convalescent Home, 1 June 1916; discharged, 28 June 1916; rejoined 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 29 June 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 6 July 1916, and reverts to the rank of Private on being evacuated (hernia); transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 7 July 1916; discharged to Australia for operation, 17 July 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Seeang Choon', 17 July 1916; disembarked Sydney, 18 August 1916; discharged Brisbane (medically unfit), 27 December 1916.

Medal: British War Medal.

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death31 May 1939
Age at death63
Place of burialMount Brisbane Crematorium, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, GOLDSWORTHY Edward

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