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Colin William GOYDER

Regimental number4729
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
Addressc/o N U Goyder, Second Avenue, Royston Park, Payneham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Norman Underwood Goyder, Second Avenue, Royston Park, Payneham, South Australia
Enlistment date5 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian General Hospital 3, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/67/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 15 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919

Military Medal

'During the 29th September and the night of 29th/30th September 1918 in the vicinity of BELLICOURT this N.C.O. carried wounded men back to the Wagon Loading Post for 36 hours without a break. He had to carry through heavy shell fire and through Gas and over most difficult country. His fine spirit endurance and leadership were responsible for a large number of American and Australian wounded men being carried from the battlefield.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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

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