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Full Name: James Goggin
Rank Last Held: Corporal
Forename(s): James
Surname: Goggin
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 23/1391
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Next of Kin: Mrs Hannah Goggin (mother), Raumati, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Mangamaire, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: 2nd Reinforcements to 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: E Company
Embarkation Date: 13 November 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Willochra or Tofua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 269
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 12 October 1917
Age at Death: 20
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference: N.Z. Apse, Panel 7.
Biographical Notes: James Goggin was the son of James and Johannah Goggin, of Raumati, Dannevirke, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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