WWI 1914 STAR & BAR TRIOS TO THE GOLDSTONE BROTHERS, S. WALES BORD. (BOTH K.I.A.)

Brother 1: 1914 Star & Bar to 8812 Pte. W.T. Goldstone, S. Wales Bord.; WWI War Medal to 8812 Pte. W.T. Goldstone, S. Wales Bord.; WWI Victory Medal to 8812 Pte. W.T. Goldstone, S. Wales Bord. Brother 2: 1914 Star & Bar to 10661 Pte. C.E. Goldstone, S. Wales Bord.; WWI War Medal to 10661 Pte. C.E. Goldstone, S. Wales Bord.; WWI Victory Medal to 10661 Pte. C.E. Goldstone, S. Wales Bord.
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Charles Edward Goldstone was born in Bromley, Kent and entered France with the 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers on 13 Aug 1914. Having been involved in the Retreat from Mons, and operations around the Marne,Charles was killed in action on 14 Sep 1914. On this day, the Battalion advanced west of Vendresse towards Chivy and took up positions along the Chivy-Beauln road, coming under heavy shell fire. In an attempt to advance towards the slopes of the Chemin des Dames Ridge, the Battalion suffered its first casualties of the war, with Goldstone amongst them - Captain Yeatman killed, Lieutenant Johnson mortally wounded, 18 other ranks killed, 1 officer, 76 other ranks wounded, 54 missing. Goldstone is recorded as possibly being their second casualty of the WWI. He is commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.

William Thomas Goldstone was born in Bromley, Kent, the elder brother of the above. He initially served with his brother during the WWI with the 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers in France from 13 Aug 1914. William subsequently transferred to the 2nd Battalion, and was Killed in Action whilst serving in Gallipoli on 28 June 1915. On the latter date the Battalion carried out a successful attack from its positions around Gully Ravine, suffering 2 officers killed and 4 wounded, and 160 other rank casualties. William is buried in Twelve Tree Copse, Turkey.