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John William Goulstone

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John William AWMM
  • Surname
    Goulstone AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 48493 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 July 1894 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra OpotikiBay of Plenty Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Fitzhugh Goulstone (father), Queen Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 48493 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 6" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      154 lb AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Goulstone was the son of William F. and Rose L. Goulstone, of Symonds St., Onehunga, New Zealand.

    Embarked Wellington, 12 June 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 August 1917, and marched into Sling Camp.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 14 October 1917; joined 1st Bn, Wellington Infantry Regiment, in the field, 14 November 1917, and posted to 17th Company.
    Detached to 1st Canadian Tunnelling Company, 11 December 1917; rejoined Bn from detachment, 18 January 1918.
    Killed in action, 30 March 1918.
    Statement by 39795 W. Gilchrist: 'I helped to bury him in a grave with three others, right alongside the railway line. It was the only grave on that spot. We marked it by a cross with the four names on.' Unofficial report by Captain B. Johnstone, Lewis Gun School: 'I have seen his grave half way between Serre and Mailly Maillet on the south side of the Serre Road. He was killed by a sniper.' AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    30 March 1918 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France AWMM III. C. 2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Never forgotten by your family. A new generation of our family is learning of your sacrifice. Rest in peace John.
    Public - Roger - Other Relative - 29 April 2015



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