The death of Harry Goding
Everyone associated with football will be sorry to hear of the death of Harry Goding, who has been timekeeper for South Melbourne since 1886. Previous to that time he was a prominent South Melbourne player, and always took an active interest in the game. He was also a life member of the League, a great Southerner in every way.
His sudden death at his home in Primrose street, Moonee Ponds, on July 1, aged about 64 years, will be a distinct loss to the game.
Mr. Goding was one of those kindly dispositioned men, friendly with everybody, and respected by all. Apparently in his usual state of health, he was in his accustomed place at South Melbourne on Saturday, and was the toller of the bell that at one period of play could not be heard on the field, when South Melbourne and Richmond were striving fiercely for mastery.
Practically every club has a man of character acting as timekeeper, but none have been so long at it or been more painstaking and accurate than the late Harry Goding.
Title: Death of Mr. Harry Goding
Author: The Australasian
Publisher: The Australasian (Melbourne, Victoria: 1864-1946)
Date: Saturday, 5 July 1924, p.33