Charles Henry McGoldrick

First Name: 
Charles
Middle Name: 
Henry
Last Name: 
McGoldrick
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, October 16, 1890
Mother's Name: 
Mary McGoldrick nee Head
Father's Name: 
Charles McGoldrick
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, December 14, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, September 16, 1916
Place of Death: 
England/ France
Cause of Death: 
died of wounds
Details: 

Charles McGoldrick (Service No 5183) was born at Mt Keira, via Wollongong, N.S.W. and attended Wollongong Public School.  In 1911 he married Sarah Lindsay.

Charles enlisted at Stanwell Park, N.S.W. when the Waratah March came through the area.  He was 25, worked as a miner and lived at nearby Scarborough with Sarah, who was pregnant, and his daughter.

Charles embarked from Sydney on SS Makarini with 16th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion on 1st April 1916.  The troops arrived in Egypt on 2nd May 1916 and Charles went on to France, arriving on 20th May 1916.

He was admitted to hospital on 3rd June 1916 for treatment of a hernia but re-joined his unit on 11th June 1916.

On 18th August he was wounded in action, receiving a gun shot wound to his right knee.  He was transferred to a hospital in England, and on 9th September his right leg was amputated.   Charles developed pneumonia after the amputation and he died on 16th September 1916.

Charles is buried in Northampton (Towcester Road) Cemetery, , Hardingstone; Plot 448, Row 2,Grave 17399.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MCGOLDRICK C H

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