Samuel Jewell Gooding
15th Company New Zealand Imperial Camel Corps.
Samuel Jewell Gooding (Sam) was the son of the late John Rowcliffe Gooding and his wife Mary. Sam died of wounds on December 11th 1917 and is buried in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Grave number Plot O Grave 60 . He was aged 33.
The CWGC register does not give any additional information from his family. However the 1901 census indicates that Samuel’s fathers occupation was a Dispencer of Medicines, his older brother Charles was a Seeds Merchants Assistant and Samuel was a Clerk for the Seeds Merchant. No occupation is given for for Samuel’s sister Florence, then twenty three years old his younger sister Rosina was tweleve and assumed to be in school. There is some evidence that both Charles and Rosina may at some point have emigrated to Canada and that Samuel went to USA before the Great War. It is not known when he enlisted in the New Zealand army.
The circumstance of Sam’s’ death are not known.
New Zealand History on Line gives many details about the Camel Corps.