Born: 1885, Ipswich.

Died: 27th August 1915; age 30; died of Pneumonia at 11, Gladstone Road, Ipswich.

Residence: 11, Gladstone Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Engine Fitter.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 1751.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Dick Goffin; husband of Lilian May Goffin, of 26, Milner Street, Ipswich.




1891   Siloam Place, Ipswich.


William was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Richard Goffin, 44, an Iron Moulder, born Beccles, Suffolk.

Emma Louisa Goffin (nee Day), 42, born Ipswich.

Laura Goffin, 13, born Ipswich.

Richard James Goffin, 10, born Ipswich.

Frank Ernest Goffin, 3, born Ipswich.


1901   49, John Street, Ipswich.


William was 16 years old, a Turner – Iron Works. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Richard, 54, a Moulder – Iron Works.

Emma, 51.

Laura, 22, a Tailoress.

Richard, 19, a Turner & Fitter – Iron Works.

Frank, 13, an Office Worker.


1911   3, Arygle Street, St. Michael’s, Ipswich.


William was 26 years old, an Engine Fitter. He was married and Head of the Household.

Lilian, 25.


William’s mother Emma Louisa Goffin died 1913, Ipswich.


In 1909, Ipswich, William married Lilian May Sheldrick, born April 1885, Ipswich.


Probate to Liliam May Goffin – widow.


Soldiers’ Effects to Lilian May Goffin – widow.


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