CECIL HENRY GODDARD

 

Born: 1897, Saxtead, Suffolk.

Died: 6th October 1918; age 21; Died of Wounds – 20 Casualty Clearing Station. Served 4 years & 187 days.

Occupation: a Grocer’s Apprentice.

Enlistment Details: Date: 3rd April 1914; Location: Framlingham, Suffolk; Age: 17 years & 9 months. Height: 5ft & 3 ins.

 

Service:

Home – 3rd April 1914 – 13th June 1917

Embarked – Folkestone 14th June 1917

Disembarked – Boulogne, France – 14th June 1917

Transferred to the 1st/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment – 5th July 1917 – allotted new regimental number 325032.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 325032

Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1st/8th Battalion.

Formerly 1917, Suffolk Regiment.

 

Grave Reference:

III.E.27.

Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs. G. Goddard, of 7, Hawes Street, Stoke, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   College Road, Framlingham, Suffolk.

 

Cecil was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Goddard, 34, a Corn Merchant’s Porter, born Saxtead, Suffolk.

Alice Goddard (nee Hearn), 29, born Kettleburgh, Suffolk.

Leonard Gordon Hearn, 8, born Kettleburgh.

Frederick George Goddard, 7, born Saxtead.

Daisy Elizabeth Goddard, 5, born Saxtead.

Arthur John Robert Goddard, 1, born Framlingham.

 

1911   near gas works, College Road, Framlingham, Suffolk.

 

Cecil was 14 years old, an Errand Boy & Shop Boy. He was living with his parents & siblings.

George, 42, a General Labourer on Farm.

Alice, 39.

Frederick, 17, a Labourer on Farm.

Arthur, 11.

Walter Edward Goddard, 9, born Framlingham.

Hettie May Goddard, 7, born Framlingham – died after an accident June 1917, at the East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich.

William Harold Goddard, 5, born Framlingham.

Elsie Mary Ann Goddard, 4, born Framlingham.

George Albert Goddard, 1, born Framlingham.

 

On the 10th March 1919, Mrs G. Goddard received her late son’s personal effects:

Cards, photos, broken pipe, Religious book, wrist watch, cigarette case, cape badge, belt, badges on belt & wallet.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to George Goddard – father.

 

Cecil is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich and at St. Michael’s Church, Framlingham, Suffolk.

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Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1st/8th Battalion:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/royal-warwickshire-regiment/

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