Arthur Coombs GODDARD


GODDARD, Arthur Coombs

Service Number: 1816
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 5 October 1894
Home Town: Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Schooling: Perth Technical School
Occupation: Stove-maker
Died: Died of wounds (received at Gallipoli), Heliopolis, Egypt, 26 May 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
B 263, Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bickford Soldiers Memorial Hall Honour Roll and Memorial Plaque, East Victoria Park Memorial Wall, Victoria Park Church of the Transfiguration Fallen Honour Roll, Victoria Park War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1816, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
3 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1816, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
3 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1816, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Medic, Brisbane
26 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1816, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of James and Mary GODDARD of Beatty Avenue, Victoria Park, WA

Another South Australian in the person of Gnr. Arthur C. Goddard has fallen in the service of his country. He died from wounds received at the Dardanelles. Born at Summertown, he was a son of the late Mr. J. C. and Mrs. M. E. Goddard, of Victoria Park, Western Australia. After having been in the cadets, he was transferred to the Citizen Forces, and, becoming attached to the 38th R.A.F.A., rose to the rank of sergeant. Upon volunteering for the war he was appointed a gunner in the 1st Australian  Expeditionary Force. Gnr. Goddard was possessed of remarkable physique. He was only 20 years of age, but stood 6 ft. 3 in. high.