Harold Gladstone GOODWIN


GOODWIN, Harold Gladstone

Service Number: 666
Enlisted: 23 March 1916, C Company
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Campania, Tasmania, 6 September 1890
Home Town: Kempton, Southern Midlands, Tasmania
Schooling: Kempton State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Gun shot wounds, France, 12 August 1918, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Plot IV, Row 13, Grave 4, Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Daours, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kempton Congregational Church HR, Kempton Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

23 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 666, 40th Infantry Battalion, C Company
1 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 666, 40th Infantry Battalion
1 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, SN 666, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Hobart
16 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, SN 666, 40th Infantry Battalion
10 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, SN 666, 40th Infantry Battalion, Gun Shot Wounds
12 Aug 1918: Involvement Driver, SN 666, 40th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Harold Gladstone GOODWIN was born at Campania, Tasmania on 6th September, 1890

His parents were Richard Charles GOODWIN and Henrietta Alice CHAPLIN who married in 1874 in Brighton, Tasmania - Harold was one of 14 children & both his parents were deceased by the time he enlisted to serve in WW1

He enlisted in Claremont, Tasmania on 23rd March, 1916 and embarked with the 40th Infantry Battalion, C Company on the ship HMAT Berrima which left Hobart on 1st July, 1916

Harold died from gun shot wounds at the 55th Casualty Clearing Station on 12th August, 1918 and is buried in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension


His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and also on a memorial in Kempton Congregational Church in Tasmania

Medals:  British War Medal & Victory Medal


One of his brothers also served in WW1

1. Ernest Frederick Lyndhurst GOODWIN (Military Medal) Service No. 3658 - Returned to Australia in 1919