Sturt Charles GOODFELLOW

GOODFELLOW, Sturt Charles

Service Number: 1595
Enlisted: 9 March 1915, Keswick
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Unley, South Australia, 14 January 1891
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Commercial Traveller
Died: Gun Shot Wound To Head, France, 23 April 1918, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot VIII, Row 1, Grave 4
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kent Town Prince Alfred College 'Nobly Striving, Nobly Fell' Roll of Honour, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

9 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1595, 27th Infantry Battalion, Keswick
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1595, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1595, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
23 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1595, 27th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Sturt Charles GOODFELLOW was born on 14th January, 1891 in Unley, South Australia

His parents were Charles GOODFELLOW and Alice BEAVIS

He enlisted in Keswick on 9th March, 1915 and embarked with the 27th Infantry Battalion, 1st reinforcements on 31st May, 1915 from Adelaide on the HMAT Geelong

Sturt was Killed in Action on 23rd April, 1918 in France due to a gun shot wound to his head - he is buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension - he saw service in Egypt, Gallipoli & the Western Front

Inscription reads:


His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Victory Medal -  all his effects were being returned to his family and were lost at sea when the ship Barunga was sunk by enemy action

His brother Frederick Malcolm GOODFELLOW (SN9479) also served in WW1 in the 6th Field Artillery and returned injured to Australia in November 1917.


Trove:  Death Notice

Private S.C. (Sturt) Goodfellow, 27th Battalion, killed in action on April 23rd in France, was the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. C Goodfellow of North Unley.  He left with the troops under Colonel Dollman about three years ago, and was wounded on Gallipoli.  A brother (Gunner Malcolm F) has returned incapacitated through injuries received in the fighting in France