Charles Henry Goddard

Date of birth: 1896
Place of birth: Southampton
Regiment / Division: Mercantile Marine Reserve
Vessel: R.F.A “Industry”
Rank / Service No: Stoker, 801031
Died: 18th October 1918, aged 22 years
Commemorated: Plymouth Naval Memorial


Charles was the fourth of 8 known siblings born to George and Ellen Goddard (nee Brown), who married in Southampton in 1890.

It must be assumed that one child died in infancy.


Both parents were born in Southampton, George in 1869 and Ellen in 1873.


The family lived at 24 Lower York Street, Northam.


Ellen passed away in Southampton in 1937 and George died in the New Forest in 1950.



Ellen Cecilia   b. 1890 Southampton   d. 1988 Southampton Married Augustus Verrall in Southampton in 1910. Married Alfred E. Tarrant in Southampton in 1926.

Alice ELIZABETH (Lizzie)   b. 1892 Southampton   d. 1970 Southampton

William George   b. 1894 Southampton   d. 1946 Southampton  Married Alice S. Tomlin in Southampton in 1920.

Charles Henry 

Mabel   b. 1897 Southampton   d. ??   Married Henry C. Miller in Southampton in 1916.

Cecil Albert   b. 1900 Southampton   d. 1960 Southampton   Married Amelia V. Blundell in Southampton in 1924.

Alfred   b. 1902 Southampton   d. 1971 Southampton

Lily Louise   b. 1904 Southampton   d. ??  Married Timothy L. Cole in Southampton in 1924.


SS Industry built in Glasgow in 1901, and was operated by the Royal Navy as a cargo ship at the time of her loss.


She was sunk by a torpedo fired from UB-92 (Johannes Paul Muller) near Strangford Light Buoy off Ireland, with the loss of 21 crew.




Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 3rd August 2016


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