|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||58637||3rd Battalion|
Photos courtesy of Nick Goodwin
William was born in about 1897 in Heage, the only child of William and Rachel Ann Goodwin. His father was a colliery worker and he was a farm worker. The family moved from Heage to Park Head, Crich from where William attested in December 1915 at Derby. He was mobilised in August 1916 and entered France in December of that year. In April 1917 he was discharged as being no longer fit for military service and returned to live at Brown Lane Farm in Ashover. He was awarded the Silver War Badge and his army record stated that he was a sober and trustworthy soldier.
William and subsequent generations farmed at Cunnery Farm in Tansley. William Goodwin married Ellen Kershaw in 1937 (Bakewell reg district)
Medal Index Record
Enlisted 11/12/15 to 11/8/16
Discharged 23/4/17 para 392 (xvi) KR
Silver War Badge
58637 Pte Goodwin William, Badge number 1655000, attested 11/12/15, mobilized11/8/16, discharged 23/4/17, sickness, served abroard
Army Pension Record
William Goodwin attested 11 December 1915 at Derby; approved 12 August 1916 at Derby. He was aged 19 year 5 month a single quarryman with height 5ft 8in. His address was Park Head Crich and next-of-kin William Goodwin (father) of Park Head. He had dark hair and hazel eyes.
12/12/15 To Army Reserve
14/12/16 Expeditionary Force
23/4/17 Discharged no longer fit for military service
At discharge he was aged 20 years, height 5ft 10in; intended place of residence Brown Lane Farm, Milltown, Ashover; sober and trustworthy.
1901: Pickard Lane, Heage
RG13 piece 3230 folio 96 page 13
RG14PN20985 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED14 SN118
1939 Register: Cunnery Farm, Tansley
William Goodwin b.11 April 1896; farming on own account
Ellen Goodwin b.7 June 1907
Rachel A Goodwin b.21 February 1869; widowed
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