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James Goddard

Group, 2 soldiers, brothers left to right Harry Goddard (17/68) and James Goddard (17/67) - No known copyright restrictions

Group, 2 soldiers, brothers left to right Harry Goddard (17/68) and James Goddard (17/67) - No known …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James AWMM
  • Surname
    Goddard AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jim AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 17/67 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 December 1892 AWMM AslackbyLincoln AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 20 October 1914 AWMM Raetihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Goddard (mother), 45 Kensington Street, Knowle Park, Keighley, Yorkshire, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 20 October 1914 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Moulder/Civilian AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 feet AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      15 October 1917 Hospital France severe boils AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      29 October 1918 Hospital England bronchitis AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Leukemia AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Increased age to enlist, his army age is 25 years 2 months but his actual age was 21 years 10 months

    Married in Wellington on January 1922 Edith Bradley whom he met whilst on leave from the Western front, they had 2 sons Ray and Ken both of whom served in the army and navy.

    Received with his brother Harry Goddard (17/68) 200 acres of land in the Government rehabilitation scheme. It was two miles from the Raetihi township and mostly standing in bush. The brothers struggled to make a modest living by selling small lots of timber and supplying milk from their few cows to Raetihi. They were forced to abandon the land during the recession late 1920's. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    14 June 1965 AWMM
    Age 73 AWMM
    TaurangaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Tauranga Cemeteries and Crematorium, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald 15 June 1965 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 268 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald 15 June 1965 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM

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