Thomas Goodman

Goodman ThomasThis photograph is copied from the Lattimore Memorial on display in All Saints Church, West Haddon (Kevan Brassington fecit)



The 1901 census contains an entry for a Goodman family living in West Haddon.  The entry shows an Edward J Goodman aged 53, born in Warwick, employed as a hedge cutter on a farm, living in a “cottage” with his wife Elizabeth aged 34, born in Hillmorton.   Living with them were their two children Thomas, born in Hillmorton, aged 7 at the time, and his sister Annie aged 9.

The 1911 census shows him in barracks at Devonport, Devon aged 19, serving with the 1st Northamptonshire Regiment.   Mum, Dad and Annie were still living in West Haddon.

Thomas Goodman, Private with the 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment, service number 9086,  killed in action on the Western Front Theatre on July 17th, 1917 at the age of 24.   He is buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ypres (leper) Arrondissment. West Flanders (West Vlaanderem) Belgium – Plot I D I.

Jim Blakey

19th November, 2016