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Vincent Aubrey GOODWIN

Regimental number460
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith
Address61 Palace Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMrs Goodwin, 61 Palace Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Promptness, gallantry and example to others. (East of Ypres)'
Recommendation date: 25 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of 10th/17th October 1917, near WESTHOEK, East of YPRES, when his battery was being heavily shelled, a shell fell amonst a large party of men, wounding eight. He immediately organised a party and at once proceeded to assist in getting the wounded men away which task he accomplished. His promptness, gallantry and example render him worthy of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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