Albert Ernest (“Bert”) GOATHAM

Male 1892 - 1964  (71 years)    Has 44 ancestors and 8 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Albert Ernest (“Bert”) GOATHAM 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 27 Sep 1892  Queensland, Australia See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From Australia Marriage Index (entry on Ancestry.co.uk)
      Shows Albert Ernest Goatham, parents George Gotha Goatham and Jane Elizabeth née Keith

      And age at death implied born 1892 or 3
    Gender Male 
    Military Service From 1916 to 1918  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    New Zealand soldier in WW1 
    • Summary of information from military records


      First Name(s): Albert Ernest
      Last Name: GOATHAM

      Number: 29770
      Rank: Private
      Category:Nominal Roll Vol. 2
      Last NZ Address: Andersons Bay Dunedin
      Next of Kin Title: Mrs J E
      Next of Kin Surname: GOATHAM
      Next of Kin Relationship: Mother
      Next of Kin Address: Andersons Bay Dunedin
      Occupation: Polisher
      Roll:43
      Page:13more about his military service on the Cenotaph Database of the Auckland War Memorial Museum website.

      Wounded - 1917


      Having embarked for Devonport on 16 Oct 1916, Albert was reported as wounded (admitted to hospital) only a few months later, in the Marlborough Express on 22 June 1917 (report dated 21 June).
      (from image of article on the Papers Past website)
      Several other papers also gave a list of wounded around this time, including different details. These include showing his next of kin - "Miss[sic] J. E. Goatham, Anderson's Bay, m[other].", showing that he was a Private in the Otago Infantry Regiment and that he was wounded on 8th June.

      Wounded - 1918


      Albert must have been able to return to active duties before April 1918 because then he was wounded again, this time severely.
      The hospital reports in the papers divided those listed into 'dangerously ill', 'seriously ill', 'severe cases' and 'not severe cases' and Albert was listed amongst the 'severe cases' in a list issued on 17 April, which shows he had been injured on 2 April. He was listed under "Otago District" and in the "Otago Regiment" section. His next-of-kin was shown as Mrs J. E. Goatham of Ferguson Street, Caversham.
      His name also appeared in the Weekly Casualty List produced by the War Office and Air Ministry of 7 May 1918. (image on FMP, viewed 5 Aug 2018)
    Occupation Polisher 
    Occupation 1919  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    "Returned soldier" 
    • At the time the electoral roll was compiled Albert was only shown as a "returned soldier" - whether this indicates he was only just back, still recovering from his experiences (and wounds) or that work was hard to find I don't know.
      He was living with his mother and sister (the later shortly to marry)
    Died 1964  New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From NZ index of historical BMD registrationsRegistration Number 1964/34184
      Age at death given as 71 years
    Notes 
    • Albert and Margaret had a still born child in 1928 (from NZ birth registrations, chked 29 Jul 2012)
      The 1963 electoral roll shows Leslie Albert living at the same address so I guess he was their son. Leslie's online death notice shows he had 2 sisters.
    Person ID I10416  Teresa's tree | Descendants of George Goatham and Ann nee Winch
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2018 

    Father George Gotha GOATHAM,   b. Mar Q 1864, Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1947, Wellington, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Jane Elizabeth KEITH,   b. 15 Oct 1860,   d. 1925, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1886  Queensland, Australia See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 6 children 
    Family ID F4927    |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Rose KEENE,   b. 20 Jan 1904,   d. 1987, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1925  New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From NZ index of historical BMD registrations
      Registration Number 1925/7358
    Children 4 children 
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F4937    |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Sep 1892 - Queensland, Australia See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - "Returned soldier" - 1919 - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1925 - New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - [Stillborn] GOATHAM - 1928 - New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1964 - New Zealand See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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    1. [S96] New Zealand newspaper - The Press, New Zealand. Canterbury Region., (The Press on Past Papers website:), "Roll of Honour," 18 April 1918 (Volume LIV, Issue 16189, p. 7), images on website (image with article). (Reliability: 3), 5 Dec 2012.
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    2. [S98] New Zealand newspaper - The Dominion, New Zealand. Wellington region., (The Dominion on the Past Papers website:), "Hospital Report," 17 April 1918 (Volume 11, Issue 178, p. 6), images on website (image with article). (Reliability: 3), 5 Dec 2012.
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    3. [S88] New Zealand newspaper - Evening Post, New Zealand. Wellington region., (Evening Post details on Papers Past website:), "Severe Cases," 16 April 1918 (Volume XCV, Issue 90, p. 3), images on website. (Reliability: 3).
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    4. [S99] New Zealand newspaper - Wanganui Chronicle, New Zealand. Manawatu-Wanganui region., (Wanganui Chronicle on Past Papers website:), "N.Z. Casualties - another big list - over 1200 wounded," 22 June 1917 (Volume LX, Issue 17019, p. 5), images on website (image with article). (Reliability: 3), 5 Dec 2012.
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    5. [S100] New Zealand - Auckland Star, New Zealand. Auckland region., (Auckland Star on Past Papers website:), "Dominion Heroes, New Zealand Casualties, 39 killed in action. 13 died of wounds. over 1,000 wounded.," 22 June 1917 (Volume XLVIII, Issue 148, p. 2), online archives. (Reliability: 3), 5 Dec 2012.
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    6. [S88] New Zealand newspaper - Evening Post, New Zealand. Wellington region., (Evening Post details on Papers Past website:), "Roll of Honour - Casualties among New Zealanders - Last night's big list - a total of 1201 names - including 1149 wounded.," 22 June 1917 (Volume XCIII, Issue 148, p. 10), images on website (image with article). (Reliability: 3), 5 Dec 2012.
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    7. [S96] New Zealand newspaper - The Press, New Zealand. Canterbury Region., (The Press on Past Papers website:), "Another Heavy Casualty list (press association telegram) Wellington. June 21.," 22 June 1917 (Volume LIII, Issue 15934, p. 8), images on website (image with article). (Reliability: 3), 5 Dec 2012.
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