Goodyer/Goodyear, A E
ALBERT EDWARD GOODYER
Remembered with honour Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension: Plot III, Row D, Grave 39.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Albert’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Albert in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 14 July 1917; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 22 June 1918 and 21 June 1919.
Son of John and Dorcas (nee SANDERS) GOODYER of Watford.
His parents married 1 May 1882 at the Parish Church, Bulkington, Warks. John died 29 August 1932 in Watford aged 73, and was buried 2 September in North Watford Cemetery; Dorcas died 1939 in Watford aged 80, and was buried 27 December, also in North Watford Cemetery.
Albert was born 22 November 1897 in Coventry, Warks, and baptised 15 December 1897 at St Thomas’, Coventry.
On the 1901 Census, aged 3 he lived in Coventry, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 13, he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings.
Date of death22/06/1917
Age at death19
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)