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Albert George GOODWIN

Regimental number202
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLetter carrier
Address2 Reeves Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Hill, 2 Reeves Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Awarded)

Great personal bravery and devotion to duty, also valuable services in delivering important information to Headquarters. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 5 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For continuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Though wounded in the throat and unable to speak, he kept his section together, and gave valuable assistance in taking the objective, refusing to leave until the position was consolidated, and then carrying a written message to battalion headquarters and giving valuable information in addition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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