Ernest Clifford GOLDSWORTHY

GOLDSWORTHY, Ernest Clifford

Service Number: SX18714
Enlisted: 3 August 1942, Wayville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Moonta, South Australia, 20 March 1921
Home Town: Prospect, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide High School, South Australia
Occupation: Tube tester
Died: Killed in Action, Papua New Guinea, 18 January 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Grave Ref. A 8, A. 15,
Memorials: Adelaide British Tube Mills WW2 Honour Board, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Prospect St. Cuthbert's Church WW2 Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

3 Aug 1942: Enlisted Private, SX18714, Wayville, South Australia
3 Aug 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX18714, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
4 Aug 1942: Involvement Private, SX18714, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
18 Jan 1943: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SX18714, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Ernest Clifford GOLDSWORTHY was born on 20th March, 1921 in Moonta, South Australia

His parents were Ernest Leslie GOLDSWORTHY and Vera Jones COWEN

He enlisted on 3rd August, 1942 in Wayville, South Australia & was a Private with the 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion

Ernest was Killed In Action in Papua New Guinea on 18th January, 1943 - he is buried in Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery and his name is memorialized on the Australian War Memorial & the Roll of Honour in Prospect, South Australia

His Father Ernest Leslie GOLDSWORTHY (SN79) served in Ww1 with the 27th Infantry Battalion and his Brother Errol Raymond GOLDSWORTHY (SN S28725) served in the Army in WW2 - another Brother Lance GOLDSWORTHY (SN141464) served in the RAAF in WW2 - they all returned home safely to Australia