Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer.  Owen Goodbody was born into a Quaker family on 5 November 1890, the eldest son of Jonathan Goodbody, stockbroker, of Pembroke House, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, and his wife, Ellen.   He studied engineering at Trinty College, Dublin, graduating with the BAI degree in 1912. He then began a pupilage with ALBERT GORDON ALBERT GORDON , chief engineer of the Great Southern & Western Railway, but this was interrupted by the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914.   He immediately enlisted, receiving a commission as a second lieutenant in the Royal Engineers in November 1914.  The following June he was ordered to the Dardanelles.   He contracted enteric fever at Gallipolli in September 1915 and was sent to a hospital in Alexandria, where he died on 20 October 1915.   He was buried in the Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery at Alexandria.

Inst.CEI:  elected student, 7 December 1910.

Address:  Pembroke House, Mount Merrion Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.


All information in this entry is from the obituary of Goodbody in TICEI 42 (1916), 204-5, the Irish census of 1911, the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission ( http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=108033 ) and R.C. Cox, compiler, Trinity College School of Engineering: 'Graduates' in Engineering 1843-1992 (1993), unpaginated.