GOFFIN, William
(Service number 23/150)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 16 July 1883 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 25 Mackelvie Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Occupation Wood-turner
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Eliza GOFFIN (mother), 25 Mackelvie Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

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
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Cabinet maker


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

Biographical Notes

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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