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Goddard, D G A



Portsmouth Naval Memorial Memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Southsea Common

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 5 June 1916

 

Commemorated on St Brelade's Parish Memorial, Jersey

 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

 


Denis Gerald Ambrose Goddard

Midshipman Denis Gerald Ambrose Goddard
Royal Navy. HMS Queen Mary
31/05/1916


1914-15 Star


Son of Lt Col F A Goddard (late Royal Munster Fusiliers) & Evelyn Maud Goddard (nee Le Gallais)

Killed in action, aged 18 years



NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 5 June 1916

Roll of Honour. Yet another name has to be added to the long list of those connected with the Island who made the supreme sacrifice during the naval battle last week. Midshipman Denis Goddard, who was 18, was the eldest son of Colonel and the late Mrs Goddard (nee Evelyn Le Gallais). He saw much fighting during the war and was in action at the Persian Gulf, the Suez Canal and was serving on HMS Ocean when she was mined and sunk in the Dardanelles. He was then transferred to HMS Lord Nelson and was in charge of a picket boat during the landing of troops at Gallipoli. Whilst there he broke his wrist and was granted long sick leave, much of which he spent in Jersey, and he only joined the ill-fated Queen Mary on 19 May. To the relatives in Jersey we beg to tender our sincere condolences.
A total of 26 Jerseymen are believed to have lost their lives in the Naval Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916 and on HMS Hampshire which sank on 6 June 1916 after striking a mine off the Orkneys.