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 Walter Goodwin  W. Goodwin        Sherwood Foresters - Notts &  Derby cap badge

Goodwin W.Memorial     Goodwin W.Memorial

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Surname Goodwin
Forename/s Walter
Rank Private
Service Number 31626
DOB 1884 in Tupton.
Date & place of death/details 27/9/1918 age 34
killed in action
Regiment & Unit 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment)
Service details France & Flanders.
Military Awards?  
Married?               Children? Married Alice Rayner in 1915 and had a daughter in the same year - Jennie Goodwin, who died in 1977.
Any photographs?  Derbyshire Times.
Derbyshire Times & Derbyshire Courier Obituaries. Derbyshire Times Obituary of Walter Goodwin

Goodwin Walter Derbyshire Courier
Parents names Mr Charles William & Mrs Rebecca Goodwin. (Click HERE for page with a photo of Charles Goodwin)
Parents address 10, Conway terracee, New Tupton.
Grave location or   memoria location Buried at Orchard dump Cemetery, Arleux-En-Gohelle,
France, lV.J.7.
Living relatives?  
Any other information? Previously wounded by shrapnel in his elbow, and sent to Victoria Hospital at Keighley.
Eldest of 4 brothers.
Brother to Sam Goodwin & cousin Jeessie Goodwin, also remembered on Tupton's memorial.
His brother John had been gassed in the war but had previously survived being shot in the head. He survived the war.
Walter died the same day as his brother Sam in a separate battle.
Pre war occupation was at Grassmoor Colliery.
Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-en-Gohelle           Walter Goodwin's grave

Campaign Medals
Victory Medal

Victory Medal
Given the information available it is likely that Walter 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 Walter 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.