Goodwin, John William

Goodwin, John William




Military History:


Hertfordshire Regiment
1st Battalion


Service Number:

Date of Enlisting:

Date of death:


Cemetery/ Memorial:
Bedford House Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
Ashwell Village War Memorial


John enlisted at Hitchin on 18th August 1916 and was with the Hertfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion when they distinguished themselves at St Julien, Ypres on 31 July 1917 (his 39th birthday).  Nothing has been heard of him since that date and it is assumed he was killed during that battle.

John was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

He is commemorated at the Bedford House Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium and on the Ashwell War Memorial.


Family History:


Date of Birth:
31 July 1878

Birth Place:
Arlesey, Bedfordshire

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

1st quarter 1093


John (also known as William) was born in Arlesey, Bedfordshire to John and Martha Ann (nee Day) Goodwin in 1880.

He married Sarah Taylor in the first quarter of 1903 and they had three sons, Frederick, Francis and Stanley, who are shown on the 1911 census to be living in Cleve House, Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

Before enlisting John was a well-known and respected Prudential Assurance Agent in Ashwell & District.  He was also a keen athlete.





Name:John William Goodwin
Birth Place:Arlesey, Bedfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:31.7.1917
Enlistment Place:Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Regiment:Hertfordshire Regiment
Battalion:1st Battalion
Regimental Number:    269127
Type of Casualty:Killed in Action
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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