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Private William Gordon Goodyear (203793)

1/7th Bn, The Worcestershire Regiment, 144th Brigade, 48th Division, T.F., B.E.F.

Capbadge of the Worcestershire Regiment

Malvern Commemoration: St Matthias Malvern Link

Burial/Commemoration: Thiepval Memorial

Nature of Death: Killed in action Gillemont Farm near Epehy, France 25/4/1917

Next of Kin: So of Mr and Mrs Goodyear, late of Richmond Road, Malvern Link

Education: Malvern Link C.E. School

In June 1917 the Malvern News reported: “Mr and Mrs Goodyear, late of Richmond Road, Malvern Link have received information that their son Gordon was killed on the 25th April – the following letter from his Commanding Officer, Lt-Colonel F M Tomkinson was received by his father: ‘It is with very much regret that I have to inform you that your son has been killed in action. He was a splendid fellow, brave, willing and in action as my runner, always performed his duties so well. We cannot afford to lose such fellows, but some of us must fall.’

Malvern News 2/6/17
Stacke, Capt H FitzM The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War Kidderminster 1921

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