Robert Goldthorpe (Goldy) RAWS

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RAWS, Robert Goldthorpe

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 8 January 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Manchester, England, 26 May 1886
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Way College & Prince Alfred College, Adelaide
Occupation: Warehouseman
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 28 July 1916, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Unley Arch*, Unley HB01 Town Hall*, Unley Park Baptist Church Pictorial HR, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

8 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
12 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 23rd Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Robert Goldthorpe RAWS was born in Manchester, England on 26th May, 1886

His parents were the Reverend John Garrard RAWS and Mary Jane LENNON

The family arrived in South Australia in 1895

His brother John Alexander RAWS (Lieutenant) was also Killed in Action at Pozieres on 22nd August, 1916

Biography

Goldy's letters home are an extraordinarily interesting glimpse of the Great War - LINK (www.awm.gov.au)