GOLDTHORPE, Harry and Arthur

Arthur and Harry were born at Sheffield, England. With their Father, they worked as Dairymen at Leeds In Yorkshire before coming to Australia in June 1911. At Inverell they were employed in the same occupation on the property 'Arrawatta'.

Harry enlisted at Liverpool NSW in January 1915 when he was twenty four. He joined the 2nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement and left Sydney on HMAT A55 Kyarra in April. He served at Gallipoli until his unit was sent to France. During July 1916 he was wounded and invalided to 3rd London General Hospital at Wandsworth, UK. Three months later he rejoined his unit in France where in June 1918 he received a gunshot wound to his back. Again he was evacuated to England and admitted to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. Shortly afterwards he married in England before returning to Australia in 1919. Two years later he was living in Auckland, New Zealand.

Arthur enlisted at Liverpool NSW in May 1915 when he was eighteen years old. He became a Private with the 18th Battalion, C Company which sailed from Sydney six weeks later on the transport ship A40 Ceramic. On 22 August 1916 he was reported as missing at Gallipoli, however it was not until the following January that a Court of Inquiry determined he had been Killed in Action on that date. Private Arthur Goldthorpe has no known grave and his name is recorded at The Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli.

At Inverell, Arthur's name is recorded on the Honor Roll and Cenotaph. When the trees were planted in Kurrajong Parade in 1919, Arthur was one of the 215 men recognised at this memorial park.