GOATLEY, George John

Rank: 
Marine
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
RMV200249
Born: 
Wednesday, February 9, 1921
Died : 
Wednesday, November 14, 1951
Died in service
Age: 
30
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Marine George John Goatley, RMFVR, drowned during a training exercise with No.4 Special Boat Section.
 
Extract from the Globe and Laurel 
"No.4 Special Boat Section 
With deep regret we have to record the death of Mne. John George Goatley*, who was drowned when the canoe of which he was in charge capsized under the bow of a river barge during a waterborne infiltration exercise with the Thames Metropolitan Police on the night of 14th November, 1951. We extend our great sympathies to his relatives in their tragic loss."
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Globe and Laurel -March/April 1952 edition.
 
Notes
* AFM ROH list his forenames as George John. Globe and Laurel as John George.
 

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