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Melanie Report 25 Apr 2024 21:25

Hi im am the Grand daughter of BERTIE WILLIAM GODDARD 1907 - 1985, my Dad was NEVILLE WILLIAM GODDARD my Grandad was 1 of 14, but first of all im trying to find where my grandad Bertie is buried or cremated so i can see for myself ,as i never grew up with him im my life ,i was about 15 when he passed away ive only just found this out,not sure if hes at the Norwich outer or if hes in suffolk like spexhall near Halesworth ive been trying to find out ive emailed and have spoken to peole on the phone but its just nothing, ive apreicated everyones help on here too but id be very grateful if someone could find where about he is ,i have emailed a few cemeterys so i am waiting to hear back,but if anyone has any info please get in touch,



ErikaH Report 25 Apr 2024 22:13

Please do not keep starting new threads about this.

Please look at the replies on your other threads.especially the following:


ArgyllGran Report 25 Apr 2024 22:34

There is no online record of his burial or cremation, and therefore we ( the helpers on the GR boards) cannot help with that.

Also, it's almost certain that nobody who has personal knowledge of his grave (if any) - which would probably mean a family member - will spot your many threads here.

You'll just have to keep contacting cemeteries and crematoria.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 26 Apr 2024 09:48

Keep a list of the places you have contacted, even if you have a negative result.

It is easy to lose track of your enquiries otherwise.

You just have to keep eliminating possibilities.


ErikaH Report 26 Apr 2024 09:51

If you don't have a copy of his death cert - get one, as advised on previous occasions.


Melanie Report 26 Apr 2024 17:30

Thank you Argyllgran and Gwen sorry to trouble you xxx but thank you
was told today he may have been scattered at sea but thank you for trying x very KIND of you to help me much aprecated

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 26 Apr 2024 19:47

Don’t understand why you can’t find it !!

Name Bertie William Goddard
Death Age 77
Birth Date Sep 1907
Registration Date Apr 1985
Registration district Norwich Outer
Inferred County Norfolk
Volume 10
Page 1934

You were given this on yiur previous posting

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 26 Apr 2024 19:51

1921 Census Of England & Wales
West End, Wrentham, Suffolk, England

Household members (12 people)

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age in years Birth place Occupation Employer
Bertie Goddard Head Male 1882 39 Westhall, Suffolk, England Yardman Mr W J Coverland Farmer
Emma Eliza Goddard Wife Female 1884 37 - Home Duties -
Bertie W Goddard Son Male 1907 13 Suffolk, England - -
Cecil P Goddard Son Male 1908 12 Spexhall, Suffolk, England - -
Ellen R Goddard Daughter Female 1909 11 Spexhall, Suffolk, England - -
Violet R Goddard Daughter Female 1911 10 Spexhall, Suffolk, England - -
George A Goddard Son Male 1913 8 Spexhall, Suffolk, England - -
Dorothy M Goddard Daughter Female 1914 7 Suffolk, England - -
Victor H Goddard Son Male 1916 5 Spexhall, Suffolk, England - -
Ivy M Goddard Daughter Female 1918 3 Wrentham, Suffolk, England - -
- - - Unknown 1920 1 Wrentham, Suffolk, England - -
Reginald S Goddard Son Male 1920 1 Wrentham, Suffolk, England - -


ErikaH Report 26 Apr 2024 20:10

It’s not his death the OP can’t find…’s where his remains are!!

All other info has been posted multiple times on numerous threads


Melanie Report 26 Apr 2024 20:22

yes i have all this infomation already but all i wanted to know is where he is buried or cremated and if there is any of the family members cousins maybe are still alive would want to chat frm my fathers side of the family THE GODDARDS family or STANNARD FAMILY or whose married into the family



ErikaH Report 26 Apr 2024 21:00

The only way on GR to find connections is to look in ‘search all member trees’ which I advised two years ago.


ArgyllGran Report 27 Apr 2024 09:01

Unfortunately, from a quick search for some of Bertie's siblings on "Search all member trees", it appears that Melanie herself is the only person to have those people on a GR tree.

(But you don't have Bertie on your tree, Melanie?)

Bertie and his family are on 24 public trees on Ancestry.
I've looked at a few of them (not all!), and none of them give a burial place.


Re "Search all member trees", further brief search shows that Bertie's son Neville is on four GR trees other than Melanie's own.
Odd that they don't also have Bertie on their trees.


ErikaH Report 27 Apr 2024 10:08

Bertie’s father is in a GR tree,


ErikaH Report 29 Apr 2024 14:30

Marriages Dec 1906 (>99%)
Goddard Bertie Blything 4a 2194
STANNARD Emma Eliza Blything 4a 219

Emma is in some GR trees............

NB...Her second forename was ELIZA...........NOT Elizabeth

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 3 May 2024 09:11

Get his death certificate and then contact the parks and cemetery dept of the local council giving then the death cert details

The council will have details of any burial or cremation provided it was a council

If he went for one of the newer time burials through a private source then the council won’t have those details
However in 1985 I don’t think places like woodland burials were taking place then

The council will most likely want a search fee !