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William Henry (Bob) Goodyer (WW1 26/1038), 1886 - 1920

William Henry (Bob) Goodyer (WW1 26/1038) was born Crushington, Reefton April 28 1886, son of
William Henry Goodyer and Sarah Ann Goodyer (born Griffiths).

William snr. born on October 17 1854, in Simp, Victoria, Australia. Sarah Griffiths born on June 5 1861, in Clunes, Victoria, Australia (Married 5 June 1879).

William (jnr.) had 10 siblings: Agnes ANDERSON (born Goodyer), James Alfred Goodyer (WW1 50303) and 8 other siblings. His occupation was Coach Driver William passed away on 1st qt 1920, at age 34 at Christchurch

Embarked WW1 5 Feb1916 from Wellington, HMNZT 43 or HMNZT 44, Vessel was Ulimaroa, Mokoia or Navua. Rifleman C Company, NZ Rifle Brigade

RIP, Murchison Cemetery

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Died June 9th 1920

Aged 34 Years

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Obituary William Goodyer (Bob) 1920
Our Murchison Correspondant writes,
The funeral of the late William Goodyer (Bob), in the Murchison Cemetery was largely attended by all residents of the district and also some from the Owen. The procession started at 2.30 on Friday afternoon from Mr and Mrs W Goodyers residence, the service at the grave being conducted by the Rev Bloyee, Church of England minister. The pall bearers were all returned soldiers Mssrs John Russell, Newton Hunter, Dan James, Bert Mayors, Rugstead and Roderick Woodham. Over the coffin was placed the Union Jack and also a large number of wreaths and other tributes. His sisters Mesdames Hunt and Johnston also brothers, Joseph (Murchison), Arthur (Otira), Charles (Whitecliffs, John (Reefton), with his parents chief mourners. Mr James Goodyer could not come. Mr W Goodyer was a native of Murchison and was greatly liked by everone in the country. He was over here a short time ago to attend the funeral of Mrs S Anderson, his sister. Much sympathy is felt for Mr and Mrs Goodyer as just lately their grandson had died suddenly, followed by Mrs Anderson (Agnes Goodyer) and now Willie.

Memorial Service , Sunday Evening Last
On Sunday evening last, July 4th, St Pauls Church was crowded, the occasion being a memorial service to the late Mr H Goodyer, (a returned soldier who died in Christchurch) The Rev Bloyee delivered a most eloquent address and at the conclusion played the "Band March in Saul" in a most impressive manner.

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