Littleton Percival Goddard

Surname: Goddard
Other names: Littleton Percival
Other people in this story:
Frederick Goddard
Fanny Goddard (nee Castle)
Nellie Alice Amelia Hyde
Ewart Moss Goddard
Laurel Goddard
Locations in this story:
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset

Littleton Percival Goddard was born in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, on 14 Apr 1888 and baptised there on 2 Jun 1888 the son of Frederick Goddard, a Boot Maker, and Fanny Goddard (nee Castle).  He lived his early life in Sixpenny Handley until by 1911 he had moved to Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset, where he worked as a Bricklayer.   He had enlisted on 2 Sep 1914 and joined the 5th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 10823).  He served in the Balkans from 11 Jul 1915 where he received gun shot wounds to his right leg.  He was discharged on 18 Jul 1916 being physically unfit for further service and awarded the Silver War Badge No. 102770.  He was also awarded, in due time, the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.  He was also in receipt of a small pension for a short period of time.  He married Nellie Alice Amelia Hyde on Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, on 10 Feb 1917.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living in High Street, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, described as a General Shopkeeper as well as being a Volunteer in the Observer Corps.  He died in Sixpenny Handley on 11 Oct 1951  and was buried there on 15 Oct 1951.  His brothers, Ewart Moss Goddard and Laurel Goddard, also served in the conflict.


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