Alfred Ernest GOLDFINCH


GOLDFINCH, Alfred Ernest

Service Number: 22133
Enlisted: 18 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 7th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Curramalka, South Australia, 21 June 1894
Home Town: Glenelg, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Glenelg Public School
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Bronchopneumonia, France, 4 March 2019, aged 124 years
Cemetery: Maubeuge (Sous-le-Bois) Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glenelg and District WW1 & WW2 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 22133, Adelaide, South Australia
20 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 22133, 23rd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 22133, 23rd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, HMAT Medic, Melbourne
4 Mar 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 22133, 7th Field Artillery Brigade

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Gunner Alfred Goldfinch, who died on March 4, at the Casualty Clearing Station, from bronchial pneumonia, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Goldfinch, of St. Leonards, Glenelg. He was born at Curramulka, Yorke's Peninsula, 24 years ago, and was educated at the Gienelg public school. He and his brother Jack enlisted together in August, 1915, and both fought in many of the big battles without once being wounded. Deceased, who was nearly 6 ft. high, and 12 st. in weight, was attached to the 27th Battery of the 7th Field Artillery Brigade. He was a good runner, swimmer, and boxer, and in a letter recently received, written by him from Paris, he said he was quite well, "still going strong," and expected to return home soon. Deceased was a man of lovable disposition, who made many friends wherever he lived." - from the Adelaide Observer 29 Mar 1919 (