• Samuel Goodyear

Army / Flying Corps
  • 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 7th Brigade
  • Private

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  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
  • Birth

    Stanthorpe, QLD, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Warwick, Queensland, Australia

  • Embarked at Brisbane on HMAT A49 Seang Choon

    Thursday, 4 May 1916

  • Disembarked in Egypt

    Thursday, 15 June 1916

  • Embarked at Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force

    Wednesday, 2 August 1916

  • In 1ADH, Bulford and Parkhouse Military Hospitals (VD)

    Saturday, 16 September 1916 - Monday, 12 March 1917

  • Proceeded overseas from Rollestone to France

    Tuesday, 22 May 1917

  • Taken on strength of 26th Battalion, France

    Tuesday, 12 June 1917

  • Wounded in action, France

    Monday, 15 April 1918

  • Invalided to UK (gunshot wound to shoulder)

    Tuesday, 23 April 1918

  • Embarked in England on HT Leicestershire

    Monday, 9 December 1918

  • Disembarked at Melbourne, Australia

    Wednesday, 22 January 1919

  • Discharged from AIF in Brisbane

    Monday, 3 March 1919

Stories and comments
    • Samuel Goodyear
    • Posted by Mapping our Anzacs story, Monday, 4 November 2013

    Samuel Goodyear Service number: 5029 Rank: Private Address Wilsons Downfall near Stanthorpe, Queensland Marital status Single Age at embarkation 18 Next of kin Mother, Mrs Mary Goodyear, Liston near Stanthorpe, Queensland Enlistment date 19 January 1916 Unit: 26th Battalion Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Recommendation: Bronze Medal for Military Valour Recommendation reads: For Bravery and Valour in Action Broodseinde Ridge 04/10/1917 - "This man single handed captured a German Machine Gun, bayoneted the crew and carried the gun through to the final objective eventually using it on the Germans." While fighting in France Samuel received a gun shot wound to his left shoulder on 15/04/1918 . He was later evacuated to England and then back to Australia. He found it difficult to adapt when he returned to Australia and moved around from place to place or where ever employment was available. He died when he was only 50 and is buried in Biloela