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Geoffrey Tite Goodman


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Serial No. 2174

56th Battalion


Geoffrey Tite Goodman - Information

Geoffrey enlisted in the AIF with his brother Francis on the 21st of March 1916 at the Royal Showground Camp. Geoffrey was born in Ashburnham c1889. He then came to the Camden area with his family, where he worked as a mechanic. Geoffrey also at one point stayed with his sister, Pauline Eve Robinson and her husband in Oberon. In February 1916, Geoffrey and Francis watched their little brother, Augustus, enlist. Following suit, they commenced their training in Cootamundra and Goulburn. They were then sent abroad upon the HMAT Port Sydney on the 4th of September 1916, as Privates with the 56th Battalion.

Geoffrey and Francis landed in Plymouth, England at the end of October. In December, they left Folkestone for France, joining their unit two days before Christmas. After enduring a bitter winter, Geoffrey was wounded in action. On the 2nd of April, he received bullet wounds to his left thigh and buttock. He was rushed to the 9th Casualty Clearing Station and then to the 13th General Hospital in Boulogne. He was evacuated from Boulogne to the Royal Sussex Hospital in Guilford, England. After resting at the 3rd Auxiliary Hospital in Dartford, he went to Weymouth Camp in August to await his return to Australia. The damage from the bullet was too extensive, and he was considered unfit for further active service. He began his journey home on the 27th of September 1917. He was discharged in December, and returned to Oberon.