Leonard Elworthy Gooding1

M, #1680, b. Sep 1895, d. 29 Mar 1959
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Father*Frederick Gooding2 b. 4 Dec 1857
Mother*Grace Elworthy2 b. between 31 Mar 1869 and 30 Mar 1871, d. before 19 Sep 1939
     His birth was registered in the Sep 1895 quarter in the Bosmere registration district.3 Leonard Elworthy Gooding was the son of Frederick Gooding and Grace Elworthy.2 Leonard Elworthy Gooding married Alice Ann Saunders, daughter of Albert Edward Saunders and Adelaide Ellen Rose, on 9 Jan 1919 in St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, Suffolk, England. Witnesses were Albert edward Saunders, Grace Gooding & Mabel Edith Cook.4 As of 15 Oct 1938, Leonard Elworthy Gooding and Alice Ann Saunders lived at 2 Rose Cottage, Debenham, Suffolk, England.5 As of 7 May 1945, Leonard Elworthy Gooding and Alice Ann Saunders lived at 2 Rose Cottage, Debenham, Suffolk, England.6 Leonard Elworthy Gooding died on 29 Mar 1959 in Rose Cottage, Gracechurch Street, Debenham, Suffolk, England, at age 63.7 His estate was probated on 5 May 1959 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England; Effects £715 0s. 4d.7

Family: Leonard Elworthy Gooding and Alice Ann Saunders


DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
2 Apr 1911Frederick GoodingLeonard Elworthy Gooding was listed as a member of the household of Frederick Gooding in the 1911 census in Debenham, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Grace Elworthy, Mabel Edith Gooding, William George Gooding, John Frederick Gooding and Freda Grace Gooding.2


2 Apr 1911Machinist Apprentice (Motor Cycle Mftr)2
9 Jan 1919Airman (Cosford)4

Military History

  • Between 9 Nov 1914 and 8 Jun 1920 Leonard Elworthy Gooding was a 2AM, Serial Number 8272 and served in the Royal Flying Corps. Entered into the war in France on 31st December, 1915 , the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.8,9
  • In 1919 Leonard was awarded the 1914-1915 Star.10
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016


  1. [S289] E-mail from Steve Gooding (unknown author e-mail) to Suzie Morley, dated 28th October, 2013 (unknown repository, unknown repository reference) "unknown cd."
  2. [S2] Online image of the 1911 Census for England & Wales (1911 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG14; Piece: 10753; Schedule Number: 33."
  3. [S11] General Record Office Indexes to Births, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Sep 1895 Bosmere 4a 853."
  4. [S35] Microfilm of the Marriages of St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, 1754 to 1899 (Suffolk Record Office, unknown film number).
  5. [S229] Register Of Electors for Ipswich, 1938/39 (Suffolk Record Office, 170/114) "unknown cd."
  6. [S228] Register Of Electors for Ipswich, May 1945 (Suffolk Record Office, unknown repository reference) "unknown cd."
  7. [S292] Administration of Leonard Elworthy Gooding of Debenham, proved in the Ipswich Probate Court, 5th May, 1959 (Probate Registry).
  8. [S293] Medal Card of L E Gooding, Royal Flying Corps, 1914-1920 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "unknown cd."
  9. [S295] Service Record of Leonard Elworthy Gooding, Royal Flying Corps, WW1 (The National Archives, WO 363) "unknown cd."
  10. [S349] Medal Card of L E Gooding, Royal Flying Corps, 1914 - 1920 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "Roll RFC/4A Page 264."