(Service number 23/150)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||16 July 1883||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||25 Mackelvie Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Eliza GOFFIN (mother), 25 Mackelvie Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||1st Battalion, A Company|
|Date||9 October 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo|
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|Date||12 September 1943||Age||60 years|
|Place of Death||Auckland|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland|
|Memorial Reference||Anglican Section J, Row 1, Plot 60|
|New Zealand Memorials|
William Goffin, born on 16 July 1883 at Timaru, was the son of Charles and Eliza (née Money) Goffin. His father, a tailor, had married Eliza in 1869 in England, where two children were born before the young family came to New Zealand. Having lived for a time in Dunedin, the Goffin family came to Timaru in 1883 when their eighth child, William, was born. Two of his sisters attended the Timaru Main School, probably briefly, before the family went north...
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [28 December 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [28 December 2016]; Waimkumete Cemetery Headstone transcription & burial record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [28 December 2016]
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