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Goodingham, Charles Henry (3777)

Place of Birth: Calcutta, India

Age: 26 years 1 month

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 10 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3777            view online service record

82 Stokes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Herbert Goodingham (brother)
82 Stokes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 23 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Ceramic A40
Port: Adelaide, SA
Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion – 12th Reinforcements

DOW: Saturday, 22 September 1917
Place: Belgium

Private, 8 Infantry, died of wounds, 22 September, 1917, aged 28, commemorated Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Mother: Harriett CATCHPOLE, previously GOODINGHAM, father deceased, step father Herbert CATCHPOLE. Born India (arrived c 1889 at six weeks), brother 2670, Walter William GOODNGHAM (South Melbourne) killed in action 20 September, 1917, step brother 1899 Pte Ernest Edward CATCHPOLE, (South Melbourne) killed in action, 19 July 1916. Educated Dorcas Street SS. He enlisted from 82 Stokes Street, Port Melbourne as a 26-year-old labourer. Remarkably the two brothers were the only servicemen of the family name to enlist and died within three days of each other, Charles at the 17th Casualty Clearing Station.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 10, 2017 12.41 pm 0Likes

    GOODINGHAM – CATCHPOLE – On the 22nd September, died of gunshot wounds in France, the loved son and step-son of Herbert and the late Mrs H Catchpole, and brother of Pte. E. E. Catchpole, killed in action, 19 July, 1916, aged 28 years and 3 months, uncle of Doris.
    Inserted by his father and niece, H. Catchpole

    Another Death Notice was placed by Walter’s wife from 233 Moray Street, South Melbourne, apparently unaware the her own husband had been killed two days before Charles died of wounds

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted August 27, 2017 11.18 am 0Likes

    “He was admitted to this Station suffering from severe shell wounds of both legs and in a critical condition. It is with regret that I have to inform you that he died at 1.45 p.m. on 22.9.17 as a result of his wounds. He was buried the next day in the Soldier’s Cemetery near to this hospital. His grave was duly marked and registered”. Officer Commanding, No. 17 Casualty Clearing Station. 16.12.17

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