Born: 1872, Highgate, Middlesex.

Baptised: 23rd January 1878, Hornsey Rise, Islington. Parents: Ellen Sarah & George John Goddard, a solicitor, of 8, Cheverton Road, Islington, Middlesex.

Died: 21st January 1901; age: 27; Died of Enteric Fever, at Pretoria, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Arthur was taken prisoner on the 6th January 1900, at Colesberg.

Residence: Dudley House, Deal, Kent.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 5070.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion, South Africa Field Force.


Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony, Orange Free State & Transvaal.




1881   8, Cheverton Road, Islington, Middlesex.


Arthur was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George John Goddard, 47, a Solicitor, born St. Pancras, Middlesex.

Ellen Sarah Goddard (nee Tibbitts), 44, born Islington.

Rosa Rebecca Goddard, 20, born St. Pancras.

Harry George Goddard, 18, a Barrister’s Clerk, born Merton, Surrey.

Maud Emily Goddard, 14, born Merton.

Paul Samuel Goddard, 11, born Islington.

Amy Caroline Goddard, 6, born Highgate.

George Stanley Goddard, 4, born Hornsey, Middlesex.

Percival Leopold Goddard, 2, born Hornsey.

1 general domestic servant.


1891   350, Edgeware Road, Marylebone, Middlesex.


Arthur was 18 years old, a Clerk – Poultry Market. He was living with his widowed, maternal aunt & cousins.

Emily Bush Morris (nee Tibbitts), 50, a Fancy Shop Keeper – employer – own account, born Islington.

Jessie Ernestine Maud Morris, 16, a Confectioner’s Clerk, born Edmonton, Middlesex.

Mabel Julia Morris, 10, born Edmonton.


Arthur’s father, George John Goddard died 1884, Islington. His mother, Ellen Sarah Goddard died May 1888, Dudley House, Deal, Kent.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen Lilian, Rosa, Maud & Amy – sisters and Harry, Paul, George & Percival – brothers.

One of the notable Battles with a large loss of Suffolk life was the “Battle of Suffolk hill” at Colesberg, Northern Cape 5th- 6th January 1900. The hill was originally called Red or Grassy Hill. The Suffolk regiment was ordered to make a night attack on a Boer position on the heights, four companies, 354 of all ranks, set out at midnight under the command of Col. Watson. The Suffolks were met by a storm of bullets. The Colonel was amongst the first to fall, and the party later retired with 11 officers and 150+ men killed, wounded or captured.

The Boer War.

Suffolk Regiment 

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