Goodhew, Alfred Henry

Dates: 1891-1916

War Service: Alfred Henry Goodhew served as a Stoker First Class with the Royal Navy and his service number was K/8737. He died 28 February 1916, aged 24, while at the shore establishment HMS Victory.

Location of Memorial: He is buried in Brockley cemetery, where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone.

Details: Alfred Henry Goodhew was the son of Alfred and Elizabeth Goodhew, born 5 April 1891. He was baptised on 29th April 1891 at St Barnabas Church, Rotherhithe and at this time his family were living at 24 Croft Street.

In 1901 he was recorded living at 17 Chilton Street, Rotherhithe with his parents, his two brothers, Sidney and Albert, and four sisters; Maud, Elizabeth, Ethel and Rose. His father is employed as a blacksmith. He also had another sister, Violet, who was not recorded on the 1901 census.

He joined the Royal Navy in 1910 and on the 1911 census he was recorded living aboard a ship docked in Portsmouth.


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