Cpl H. L. Goodman RAFVR 1418959 Died 18/12/46

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  1. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Can anybody shed some light on this 42 year old buried/remembered at Portslade Cemetery?


    I found him today on the 1939 ID register under the exact date of birth as a guy I've hunted for years by the name Herman Jeeteman. Ancestry records are free this weekend and his 1939 entry linked to my tree. tna_r39_2527_2527h_011.jpg
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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Harold L Goodman
    Death Age: 42
    Birth Date: abt 1904
    Registration Date: Dec 1946
    Registration district: Brighton
    Inferred County: Sussex
    Volume: 5h
    Page: 152

    UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current
    Name: Cpl Harold Lawrence Goodman
    Death Date: 18 Dec 1946
    Death Place: Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority, East Sussex, England
    Cemetery: Portslade Cemetery
    Burial or Cremation Place: Portslade, Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority, East Sussex, England
    Has Bio?: Y
    URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem...

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  3. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Thanks Tricky. I'm so glad I checked his new hints today on Ancestry. Think I've been looking for him for over a decade.

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  4. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

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  5. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Apart from the obvious, get the service record, is there anything to be gleaned from the photographs Harold's granddaughter has kindly given me permission to post.

    I see he is an AC2 at Skegness in 1941. I don't know anything about the other uniform or if there is any further information on the back of either photo.

    His granddaughter Suzanne and her cousin Kev are keen to explore Harold's service, but she is on holiday at the moment.

    All I can tell you is my Herman Jeeteman is definitely Suzanne's grandfather Harold. Thanks in advance if there's anything you can suggest apart from getting the record.
  6. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Harold's record has arrived. There's more, but our computer has decided not to cooperate with the scanner.

    Not the best photo, but the copies are quite blurry.

    His 1943 entry explains the uniform (Africa, with 298 Wing - Suzanne's husband reckons they were based at Takoradi, Gold Coast (Ghana)?

    Harold has kept his civilian occupation as a Chef by the looks of it.

    I don't feel I can guide the family through his record. What do you suggest they research first?

    Should they be looking for war diaries for 2756 Squadron, 298 Wing etc? IMG_20181106_100014.jpg
  7. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    Did you know of this?
    https://www.greatwarforum.org › Home Fronts › Places & Infrastructure 1 Aug 2014 - When Herman married my g. aunt in 1924 he was using the name Harry Jutman, but when he dies in 1928 he is named Herman Jeeteman ...

    also seems to link somehow to https://www.facebook.com/pg/knockaloeinternmentcampiom/posts/
    Naturalised German/Dutch? Don't know how you can make head or tails of it, but felt you should be made aware....

    From RAFCommands
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  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  9. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    A Google search links to a George Pegler on Ancestry Canada with many scanned photos and documents.
    His mothers maiden name was Lizzie May Pegler, from the Birth Registration in Post #3 - does that help?
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  10. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Cheers lads for the info and links.

    Those are my queries Kevin on the Great War Forum, when I was researching Harold's father. He was from Saxony and had been a waiter in Scotland and was interred during WW1 at the Knockoloe Camp on the Isle of Man.

    I see there's a few threads about Takoradi. Away for a read through. Thanks again.
  11. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Some articles (titles below) from '43 mentioning Takoradi

    026 We have got some air routes after all
    041 Seamans Club In The West Med
    060 They're off to the circus

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