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Van Goethem, Henry Edward (1894-1917)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Henry Edward van Goethem (1894-1917), born 25 March 1894 at Brussels, Belgium, son of Edouard Victor van Goethem (artist) and Lucy Beatrice van Goethem (nee Lafone) of Tregarthen, Parkstone, Dorset.

 

Attended Lindley Lodge preparatory school, Nuneaton.

 

Attended Sherborne School (School House) May 1908-July 1911.

 

Attended Engineering College, South Kensington.

 

WW1, Captain and Flight-Commander H.E. in the Royal Flying Corps, 10th Squadron. Appointed Flight Commander, R.F.C., in January 1916, at the same time receiving the temporary Army rank of Captain. Seriously wounded in an aeroplane accident on 5 May 1916. Instructor to Beaulieu Aerodrome, 5 July 1917. Killed flying near Beaulieu Aerodrome on 11 July 1917 while instructing a junior officer in flying. Buried at Poole (Parkstone Cemetery), QQ. 26.

 

Commemorated at:

Poole (Parkstone Cemetery), QQ. 26 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2749166/VAN%20GOETHEM...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.

 

Obituary, The Shirburnian, July 1917: 'CAPTAIN HENRY EDWARD VAN GOETHEM, Royal Flying Corps (killed while flying on July 11th), was 23 yeras of age, and the son of Mr and Mrs E. Van Goethem, of Tregarthen, Parkstone, Dorset. He was appointed Flight Commander, R.F.C., in January 1916, at the same time receiving the temporary Army rank of Captain.'

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