Cpl
Arthur Beaumont Goard

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
24/10/1888
Lieu de naissance:
Murrurundi, Upper Hunter Shire, New South Wales, Australia

Informations générales

Profession:
Agriculteur

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Corporal
Numéro de service:
6744
Incorporation date:
18/07/1916
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Unités:
 —  Australian Infantry, 2nd Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
04/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Jabber House, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
28

Cimetière

Aeroplane Cemetery
Parcelle: V
Rangée: A
Tombe: 7

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Complément d'informations

Corporal Arthur Beaumont Goard was a 27 year old dairy and pig farmer from Byron Bay, NSW. Arthur was born in 1888 in Murrurundi, NSW to school principal William Samuel and Selina Mary Small and studied agriculture at Hawkesbury College. After enlisting in 1916 he became part of D Company, 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion A.I.F., 1st Australian Brigade, 1st Australian Division.

In the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917 the 2nd Bn. A.I.F. were put in the frontline near Molenaarelsthoek on the night of 30 September / 1 October. Between 1 and 4 October they suffered from several German attacks, very active shelling and artillery barrages. All of the attacks could be repulsed. Resulting in 149 casualties (11 officers and 138 other ranks). According to his Red Cross Wounded and Missing file Cpl. was hit by a shell, killing him instantly in the morning of 4 October. He was buried where he fell (J.4.b.0.0.) near Jabber House. After the war he was reburied at Aeroplane Cemetery where he is still remembered today.

In his will he left his positions and farm to his siblings and parents and also included “50 pounds to the Trustees of the Church of England Broken Head, Byron Bay, such sum to be expended in the erection of a Church of England at Broken Head, Byron Bay”. The land on which the church was build and the lectern and alter were donated by his family.

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