Topic: Leonard Garfield Goodacre (1893-1977)

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Goodacre boys pre WWI 15-060

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New Plymouth born Leonard Garfield Goodacre worked as a Clerk for Hal Garfield (father). He signed up in August 1915 and served in a medical capacity in Europe with the New Zealand Medical Corp.

His military record can be viewed online here (please click)

This timeline of his First World war experience below is constructed from his military record and letters that have survived within the family. 

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Leonard also volunteered during the Second World War, serving in the Home Guard mostly in Tauranga where he worked for the Department of Labour as an inspector of factories (Military Record page 9).



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Leonard Garfield Goodacre (1893-1977)

First Names:Leonard Garfield
Last Name:Goodacre
Date of Birth:September 3 1893
Place of Birth:New Plymouth
Country of birth:New Zealand
Date of death:September 10 1977
Occupation:Clerk, Inspector of factories, and Soldier
Spouses name:Flora
Fathers name:Hal Goodacre
Fathers date of birth:1856
Fathers place of birth:Shardlow, Derbyshire, England
Fathers date of death:January 30 1918
Mothers name:Mary Phillips
Mothers date of birth:October 2 1861
Name of sibilings:Lillian Laird (nee Goodacre), Eric Lucas Goodacre, and one other sibling (according to
Military Service:WWI NZ Medical Corp
Member of Society:Baptist Church (at time of WWI) and Christian Science (At time of WWII)