Harry Gerard Gordon Goddard, Wilts Regt

His use of HGG is difficult to follow, he appears to have started using it around 1920

1895 Nov 24. Born Swindon, Wilts

1901 census at 34, Newport Street, Swindon

1911 census at 17 Newport St Swindon

1915 Dec 4. Landed in France.

1918 Aug 25. Commissioned 2nd Lt

1920 Mar 17. NOTE.—I.A.R.O.—In Lon. Gaz. notifn. dated . 3rd Dec.. 1920, granting temporary commissions in the I.A.R.O. to certain officers, under " To be Captains " delete the entry regarding Harry Goddard, and under " To be Lieutenants " insert " Harry Gerard Gordon Goddard. 17th Mar. 1920, but to rank from 29th May 1919."

1920 Oct/Dec Married in Dublin to Susan Poole. A remarkable woman that may have spied for Collins, and was certainly living with and bearing children with another man in Ireland 1925- 1928 - she got a suspended 12 month sentence for fraud with this man in 1928 in Ireland, and may have wanted the IRA to kill her husband

1921 Oct 27 Joined ADRIC with service no 2140. Posted to P Coy

1922 Jan 24 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Mar 29. Joined the British Gendarmerie section of the Palestine Police as a Constable

1926 Jul 17. Leaves UK for Port Said.

1929. Appears on list of names of men who 'saved' Jerusalem from destruction in the riots of 1929.

1935 Jan 5. Leaves UK for Port Said. Uk Address of, Avondale Rd, Hillsboro, Sheffield. H Goddard, Inspector of Police with Mrs S M Y Goddard

1937 Feb 1. Awarded MBE. Harry Gerard Gordon Goddard. Acting Assistant Superintendent, Palestine Police

1938. Sep 15 Leaves UK for Port Said "Crown Agents" HGG Goddard" with Mrs Goddard

1939 Jun 22. Jewish News Archive "British Police Inspector Harry Goddard was found guilty today of charges that he had helped smuggle Jews into Palestine and was sentenced to probation of two years on a bond of £200. In sentencing him, District Judge Bernard V. Shaw explained that he had taken into account his previous good record and the police methods used in uncovering the smuggling conspiracy."

1939 Jun 28 Questions were asked in Parliament

1949 Retired from Palestine Police.

1955 He visits Ireland with his wife


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