Edwin Money GOODRICK


GOODRICK, Edwin Money

Service Number: NX27912
Enlisted: 4 June 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Field Ambulance
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 23 November 1905
Home Town: Blackheath, Blue Mountains Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Prisoner of War - Executed, Sumatra, Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies, 22 March 1942, aged 36 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Singapore Memorial Kranji War Cemetery
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World War 2 Service

4 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, SN NX27912, 2nd/10th Field Ambulance
4 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX27912

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Private Edwin Goodrick was awarded the Commendation for Gallantry for actions following capture by the Imperial Japanese Army until his execution as a result of an escape attempt on or around 22 March 1942. Together with Warrant Officer Class 2 L G Davies and Sergeant C B Jones, Private Goodrick escaped with the help of a local Dutchman. Their presence, however, was reported to the Japanese by locals. Warrant Officer Davies and Sergeant Jones posthumously received the Commendation for Gallantry in 2009. - Defence Honours and Awards