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Roger Britten GOODE

Regimental number864
Date of birth--/04/1895
Place of birthKent Town South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Addressc/o Matthew Goode and Co, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Edward Francis Goode, c/o Matthew Goode and Co, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name(1st) Divisional Train, 4th Company, Army Service Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 22 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 12th Battalion
Promotion date: 31 October 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: 12th Battalion
Promotion date: 8 April 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


For conspicuous gallantry and skilful leadership at Meteren on 23 April 1918.
Recommendation date: 3 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. By skilful handling of his platoon, this officer rushed two enemy strong points 300 yards in advance of our position, capturing four machine guns and seventeen prisoners. Later, three enemy counter attacks were repulsed largely owing to his coolness and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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

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