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Regimental number1270
Place of birthZeehan Tasmania
AddressBurnie, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Robert Goninon, Burnie, Tasmania
Enlistment date24 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. When his company commander became a casualty he assumed command, and led the company brilliantly, capturing his objective and consolidating under heavy machine gun and artillery fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1853 Pte John Thomas GONINON, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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