Robert Thomson GOULDING

Regimental number12/361
Date of birth25 August 1886
Place of birthNapier
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTauranga, Bay of Plenty
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 10"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Goulding, Gladstone Road, Parnell, Auckland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 August 1914
Place of enlistmentPaeroa
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankLance Sergeant
Final unitSurvey Company, Royal Engineers, Salonika
FateDischarged 15 May 1918
Discharge date15 May 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Balkans

Promoted Lance Sergeant, Gallipoli, 12 June 1915.

Admitted to Imbros Casualty Clearing Station, 8 July 1915; transferred to HS 'Neuralia', Imbros, 18 July 1915; admitted to and discharged from 16th Stationary Hospital and attached to Army Corps Headquarters as draughtsman, Mudros, 24 July 1915.

Attached to Printing Section, Army Headquarters, Salonika, 28 February 1916.

Admitted to 5th Canadian General Hospital, (Phlebotomus Fever), Salonika, 21 July 1916; discharged, 2 August 1916.

Permanently attached to Survey Company, Royal Engineers, Salonika, 10 December 1916.

Awarded Meritorious Service Medal, Salonika, 13 February 1917.

Awarded Mentioned in Despatches by Lieutenant-General George F Milne, KCB, DSO, Commander-in-Chief of British Salonika Force, 25 March 1918.

Discharged from the NZEF for re-enlistment in the Corps of Royal Engineers (Imperial Forces), appointed (Acting) Company Sergeant-Major and allotted Royal Engineers regimental number 367329, Salonika, 15 May 1918.

Discharged from Imperial Forces, 20 September 1919.

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 September 1987
Age at death100
Place of burialPyes Pa Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium (Row A2, Panel 345), Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
NZDF Archives, Trentham Military Camp, Upper Hutt 5140

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