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Arthur William TOOGOOD

Regimental number4201
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolNorth Richmond State School, Victoria
Other trainingElectrical engineering
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 2.75"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinFather, Arthur Toogood, 126 Eilizabeth Street, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of being too small.
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 August 1917
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Maryan TOOGOOD, Dalmore, Victoria. Native of North Melbourne, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: 3516 Pte Arthur VINCENT, 14th Bn, killed in action, 9 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 May 1916 (post-vaccination); rejoined Bn, Hog's Back, 13 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2760802: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TOOGOOD Arthur William
Red Cross File No 2760802

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