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Missing ADM 159 RMLI record of service?


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Evening all.

I went to look up CH.18246 Pte Charles William GODDARD, but he's not listed.

The number appears to be correct, as Forces War Records confirms it and provides info such as:

He has 14-15 Trio

He has Silver War Badge

He suffered gunshot wound to right leg (amputation)

He was discharged invalided 7/11/19 

He has a third initial on some records: B

My question is: how do I find the missing document?

Thanks in advance.


Edited by domwalsh
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I am aware that certain records in the Chatham ADM 159 ledgers show signs of damage and there are several cases where the name and register number has been destroyed (i.e. the top couple of inches of the record pages). This means those erecords are not catalogued but may still bein the ledgers. I think you would have to sight the adjacent records (CH/18245 and CH/18248) in the actual register at TNA. In this batch GODDARD/18246  is not the only no-show, 'missing' records also being CH/18234 (HIRST) and 18247 (AUSTEN).

The FAAM Attestation Pack details that I have for GODDARD - 

18246    GODDARD, CWB   Enlisted 08/11/1913    Discharge INVALIDED    D.O.B. 22/11/1891    POB BRIXTON

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Charles William B Goddard  has a Western front pension ledger card 

with the address of 15 Carlwell Street Tooting

Corresponding probate and will record indicates his third fore name was Burt  and died in 1927


Son of William Burt Goddard and Eleanor Goddard nee Lugsden

cannot see a marriage record for Charles

which indicates his widowed mother Eleanor was the legatee of his effects ?

hope this helps



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