Cpl
Arthur Beaumont Goard

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortedatum:
24/10/1888
Geboorteplaats:
Murrurundi, Upper Hunter Shire, New South Wales, Australië

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Landbouwer

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Australië
Strijdmacht:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Corporal
Service nummer:
6744
Dienstneming datum:
18/07/1916
Dienstneming plaats:
Sydney, New South Wales, Australië
Eenheden:
 —  Australian Infantry, 2nd Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
04/10/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Jabber House, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
28

Begraafplaats

Aeroplane Cemetery
Plot: V
Rij: A
Graf: 7

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Extra informatie

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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