Private Horace William Gleason Goodman (35735)

1/5th Bn, Alexandra, The Princess of Wales's Own (The Yorkshire Regiment), 150th Brigade, 50th Division, T.F., B.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: Malvern Library,

Burial/Commemoration: Soissons

Nature of Death: Killed in action France 27/5/1918

Age: 19

Next of Kin: Son of Mr Francis and Mrs Goodman of Harold Cottages, Belmont Road, Lower Newtown

Education: Cowleigh Mixed School

Capbadge of the Yorkshire Regiment

Horace Goodman was born in Malvern, the son of Mr Francis Goodman, a tailor and his wife Mrs Goodman of Harold Cottages, Belmont Road, Lower Newtown. He enlisted in Birmingham, and gave his residence as Stirchley, Birmingham. He was reported missing on the 20th July 1918. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records his age at death as 28, but in fact he was born on 19 November 1898.

At Cowleigh Mixed School his name was recorded as Horace Gleason – this may have been his mother’s maiden name.

Malvern News 20/7/18
Stevens Annual for 1914 Malvern 1914
Mrs J Mills 2008

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