Walter Nicholas GOSS


GOSS, Walter Nicholas

Service Number: 4796
Enlisted: 1 November 1915, Ross, Tasmania
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 110th Australian (Howitzer) Battery
Born: Eastwood, Tasmania, 26 January 1897
Home Town: Oatlands, Southern Midlands, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Milkman
Died: Died of wounds, France, 18 April 1918, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4796, Ross, Tasmania
19 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4796, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4796, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Melbourne
5 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, SN 4796, 110th Australian (Howitzer) Battery, Villers-Bretonneux, Shell wound (back)
18 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 4796, 110th Australian (Howitzer) Battery

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...4796 Private Walter Nicholas Goss, 12th Battalion, of Eastwood, Tasmania. A milkman prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 15th Reinforcements on HMAT Ballarat on 19 February 1916. He transferred to several artillery units before becoming a driver with the 10th Field Artillery Brigade. He received a shot wound to the back on 5 April 1918 and died of these wounds on 18 April 1918..." - SOURCE (