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Sam Goodwin  S. Goodwin        Machine Gun Corps

Goodwin S Memorial     Goodwin S Memorial

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Surname Goodwin
Forename/s Sam
Rank Sergeant
Service Number 6559
DOB 1897 in New Tupton.
Date & place of death/details 27/9/1918 age 21
Killed in action - killed by shellfire.
Regiment & Unit 21st Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Previously the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment).
Service details France & Flanders
Military Awards?  
Married?               Children?  
Any photographs? Derbyshire Times.
Derbyshire Times &
Derbyshire Courier Obituaries.

S. Goodwin

Sam Goodwin's Obituary
Parents names Mr Charles William & Mrs Rebecca Goodwin.
Parents address 10, Conway Terrace, New Tupton
Grave location or   memoria location Buried at Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France
Living relatives?  
Any other information? Enlisted into the Sherwood Foresters on 18 October 1915.
Proceeded to France in March 1916, and was subsequently attached to the Machine Gun Corps.
Brother to Walter Goodwin & cousin to Jessie Goodwin also remembered on Tupton's memorial.
He died the same day as his brother Walter in a separate battle.
Pre war occupation was a miner at the Clay Cross Company No.11 pit.
      Sam Goodwin's Grave

Sam Goodwin Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery

Campaign Medals
Victory Medal

Victory Medal
Given the information available it is likely that Sam Goodwin was entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.

Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible.
British War Medal

British War Medal
From the information available, it is very possible that Sam Goodwin was entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.

The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.