Wilford GOLDTHORPE

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GOLDTHORPE, Wilford

Service Number: 1129
Enlisted: 12 January 1916
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 33rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Upper Horton, New South Wales, Australia, 12 September 1897
Home Town: Bingara, New England, New South Wales
Schooling: Upper Horton, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Farm Labour
Died: Killed In Action, France, 24 June 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Aubigny British Cemetery
Row D, Grave No. 17, Aubigny British Cemetery, Aubigny, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Barraba War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

12 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1129, 33rd Infantry Battalion
4 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1129, 33rd Infantry Battalion
4 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1129, 33rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Sydney
24 Jun 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 1129, 33rd Infantry Battalion

Details of Group Photo

Outdoor group portrait of six 33rd Battalion soldiers. Identified,
back row from left:
1129 Lance Corporal (LCpl) Wilford "Bill" Goldthorpe, killed in action on 24 June 1918, France;
1314 Private (Pte) Donald Norman Youman;
unidentified.
Front row:
1165 Pte Alec Stanley Jackson;
1286 LCpl Leslie William Youman, killed in action on 14 April 1918, France;
1167 Pte Colin Maxwell Jackson.

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Biography

Son of Charles and Annie Goldthorpe of Upper Horton NSW Australia.

Only 18 and 3 months when he enlisted at Bingara.

 

His brother Henry also served and returned home.

Wilfords youngest brother Arthur Goldthorpe was to young to enlist, he was my grandfather.