Albert Goudey was born in Ballarat and was a Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement on 29 February 1916 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 19. By mid-September he was in camp in England, but it wasn't long before he was admitted to the Fargo Military Hospital suffering from influenza. In late November, now fit for active service, he joined the 39th Battalion in France. In October 1917 he faced a General Court Martial to answer the serious charge of æwhile on active service, deserting His Majesty's Forces'. He was found not guilty of desertion but guilty of being absent without leave, with part of his punishment being the forfeiture of 62 day's pay. On April 29th 1918 he was wounded in action, suffering a gunshot wound to his hand, particularly his forefinger and thumb. He was evacuated to hospital in England. After the war he returned to Australia on the Wiltshire, arriving at Melbourne on August 19th 1919.
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