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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Alfred William Gomes -

Unknown person Name : Alfred William Gomes

Son of John and Elizabeth Gomes, of Alverstoke, Hampshire. Husband of Amelia Gomes, of 39, South St., Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born : 17 March 1870, Gosport, Hampshire.

Married : 1892, Amelia Covington, in Alverstoke, Hampshire.
  Census information :

1871 : John and Elizabeth Gomes, with their children including Alfred aged 2, are at 8 Bemister's Lane, Alverstoke. John Gomes is a Fisherman.

1881 : John Gomes, widower, with his children including Alfred aged 12, are at 18 Bemister's Lane, Alverstoke. John Gomes is a Fisherman.

1891 : Alfred Gomes - not located

1901 : Alfred Gomes is a Leading Stoker on board H.M.S. Magdala, a Coastal Defence Vessel (which was based in Bombay, India). Amelia Gomes and children are at 15, The Green, Alverstoke, Gosport.

1911 : Alfred Gomes is a Chief Stoker on board H.M.S. Furious at Portsmouth, Hampshire. Amelia Gomes and children are at 28 Little Beach St, Gosport.

  Service Details :

Chief Stoker 151719 Alfred William Gomes, H.M.S. Kent, Royal Navy.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 19 August 1916, aged 48.

Buried at : Simon's Town (Dido Valley) Cemetery, Western Cape, South Africa.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Links :

H.M.S. Magdala Wikipedia article

H.M.S. Kent Wikipedia article
  Page status :
Page last updated : 10 February 2012 (added to website)


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