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Richard Maclaurin Goodfellow

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Group, WW2, Dick Goodfellow, Amyas Ringer, Ian Wilson (photo supplied by R.A. Ringer) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Maclaurin AWMM
  • Surname
    Goodfellow AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Dick AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Sir William Goodfellow (father), Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    North Sea (Naval) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Lost at sea AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Richard Goodfellow was the son of Sir William and Lady Goodfellow (nee Chamberlin).

    The New Zealand Herald of 28 October 1944 reported that Richard Goodfellow was missing presumed killed.

    The following poem was written by R.A. Ringer in memory of his friends Dick Goodfellow and Ian Wilson both of whom were killed in action. Dick and Ian

    Do you remember Warlingham?

    My grandparents lived at Warlingham.

    Do you remember, Dick, the Green?

    Ian, do you remember the flint stone church?

    I do, and I can tell my children of Warlingham,

    I remember the church well, my grandparents' grave.

    I have walked across the Green many times,

    Yes, I have walked across the Green,

    In memory, a thousand times.

    We were young then, Dick and Ian,

    We were so young, three boys then,

    Mere boys, so very young,

    Beneath the seas, no known graves.

    Dick, I can never say good bye.

    Ian, I will never shake your hand.

    This long while, I remember you.

    An album/scrapbook in possession of Mr R.A. Ringer contains material relating to Dick Goodfellow as they left New Zealand on the NZSS Rimutaka and trained together at HMS St Vincent, Portsmouth AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 October 1944 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Maclaurin Chapel, Auckland University AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Greyfriars Presbyterian Church, 544 Mt Eden Road (Corner of Mt Eden and Windmill Roads), Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
      p. 236 includes portrait in uniform AWMM
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