Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 1 November 1922
Last Rank: Commander
Last Unit: HMAS Lonsdale (Depot / Base)
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia , 16 December 1904
Home Town: Burwood, Whitehorse, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Manager
Died: Natural causes, Encounter Bay, South Australia, 2 April 1987, aged 82 years
Cemetery: Victor Harbor General Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: South Australian Garden of Remembrance
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Non Warlike Service

1 Nov 1922: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Midshipman, Officer
1 Apr 1924: Promoted Sub Lieutenant
1 May 1926: Promoted Royal Australian Navy, Lieutenant
1 May 1934: Promoted Royal Australian Navy, Lieutenant Commander, HMAS Cerberus (Shore)

World War 2 Service

8 Oct 1939: Enlisted
1 Jan 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Lieutenant Commander, HMAS Lonsdale (Depot / Base)
2 Jan 1946: Discharged
30 Jun 1946: Promoted Royal Australian Navy, Commander, HMAS Lonsdale (Depot / Base)

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Biography contributed by John Andrewartha

HMAS Goonambee was requisitioned for Naval Service on 28 June 1940, and purchased by the RAN on 29 June 1943.

She was commissioned on 9 August 1940 under the command of Lieutenant Commander E.M Andrewartha, RANR, until paying off on 21 June, 1944.

On 4 October 1944, she was sold to Cam and Sons Pty Ltd