Harold Goodwin, Private 201516, 1/4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action 29th July 1918 in France, aged 27
Son of Mr and Mrs J T Goodwin of 216 Black Road, Macclesfield.
Private Goodwin’s death was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 23 August 1918:
Official news has been received by Mrs Goodwin, 216 Black Road, Macclesfield, that her son, Pte Harold Goodwin, Ches. Regt, has been killed in France. The information was first conveyed to her by one of his comrades at present home on leave, who handed to her the wallet belonging to Pte Goodwin. Twenty-six years of age, Pte Goodwin enlisted in February 1916. He served in Egypt about two years and recently was drafted to France. He was educated at St Peter’s School and attended the church. In civil life he was employed at Messrs Adshead’s brewery and was formerly caretaker at the Golf Club.
Private Harold Goodwin is buried in grave ref. IX. D. 7. of the Raperie British Cemetery, Villemotoire, France. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Harold Goodwin, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.