Leonard Goddard

Surname: Goddard
Other names: Leonard
Other people in this story:
Tom Goddard
Edith Goddard (nee Maidment)
Fanny Castle
Darcy Walter Goddard
William George Goddard
Locations in this story:
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Fordingbridge, Hampshire
Wilton, Wiltshire
Gillingham, Dorset

Leonard Goddard was born in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, on 17 Mar 1897 and baptised there on 16 May 1897 the son of Tom Goddard, a Carpenter, and Edith Goddard (nee Maidment).  He lived all his early life in Sixpenny Handley.   He had enlisted on the 29 Jan 1915 and joined the Royal Marines Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 18447).  It is not known where he served but on his discharged was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.   His marriage to Fanny Castle was recorded in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, during 1922.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Pitts Lane Cottage, Wilton, Wiltshire, working as a County Council Roadman as well as being a volunteer ARP Warden.   He died in 1985 and was buried in Gillingham, Dorset, on 12 Nov 1985.   His brothers, Darcy Walter Goddard and William George Goddard, both served during the conflict.


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