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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Jack GOOCH

Born 1889 in Sale, Victoria, Australia [54]
Son of Charles Henry GOOCH and Lucy Alice Brough ABBOTT [54]
Farmer of Binderrie Farm in Three Springs 1911-1913 [19] [50]
Resided and worked in Three Springs, Western Australia for a few years before returning to Victoria [10: 6-Oct-1915]
Farmhand in Deelson via Sale in Victoria, Australia [30]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 8 February 1915 in Sale, Victoria, Australia [30: item 4770773]
Embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A34 Persic on 28 May 1915 [18]
Trooper 219 in the Australian Imperial Force's 13th Light Horse Battalion in Gallipoli during the First World War [30]
After being returned to Australia suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis he was discharged from the A.I.F. 26 July 1916 [30]
During his time in the A.I.F. his parents had left Victoria and shifted to their farm in Three Springs, Western Australia [10: 6-Oct-1916]
He was welcomed back from the war at a function held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 29 September 1916 [10]
Resided in Three Springs until at least November 1918 [10: 15-Nov-1918]
He remarked to the local railway stationmaster on Saturday 9 November 1918 to watch and see the train wallop some cattle [10]
Sure enough as the train came over the hill it hit and killed a bullock on its way into the Three Springs Railway Station [10: 15-Nov-1918]
Recited "Battle of the Wasa" at the Returned Soldiers Reunion held in Three Springs on Wednesday 13 November 1918 [10: 22-Nov-1918]
Died 10 April 1919 at 9:30 A.M. at the Army General Hospital in Wooroloo, Western Australia [30]
Following his death his mother received his 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal from the A.I.F. [30]
His name appears on the Three Springs Honour Board, which was unveiled on Tuesday 3 June 1919 [9: 6-Jun-1919] [10: 13-Jun-1919]
Letters of Administration for his estate, which was valued at £83/14/7, were granted to his father in late 1919 [81: 2-Nov-1919]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Jack Gooch' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 March 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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