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Hedley John Goodyear

In memory of:

Lieutenant Hedley John Goodyear

August 22, 1918

Military Service


Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

102nd Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Cross

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

Additional Information


Born:

August 18, 1886
Ladle Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador

Enlistment:

March 28, 1916
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Josiah and Louisa H. Goodyear, of Grand Falls, Newfoundland. Brother of Lance Corporal Oswald Raymond Goodyear, Royal Newfoundland Regiment, killed in action 12 October 1916 and Lieutenant Stanley Charles Goodyear, Royal Newfoundland Regiment, killed in action 10 October 1917, Roland, Harold Kenneth and Daisy (also known as Kate).

Commemorated on Page 48 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HILLSIDE CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

II. B. 3.

Location:

Le Quesnel is a village half-way between the towns of Roye and Boves and is just north of the main straight road from Noyon to Amiens. HILLSIDE CEMETERY is 3 kilometres north-east of the village on the north-west side of the road to Caix.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Biography– In memory of the men and women from Newfoundland who went away to war and did not come home. From the Newfoundland Legion magazine “Lest We Forget”. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram December 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram September 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram September 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Picture of Hedley John Goodyear
  • Hedley and brothers– Hedley with brothers, Stanley and Joe (left to right: Stanley, Hedley, Joe).
  • Roll of Service– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Lt. Hedley John Goodyear's middle initial was stated incorrectly in this article.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Photo of Hedley Goodyear– Torontonensis 1913 (University of Toronto Year Book), pg. 92.
  • Photo 2 of Hedley Goodyear– Torontonensis 1913 (University of Toronto Year Book), pg. 286.  Caption: VICTORIA COLLEGE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE, 1912-13.
  • Photo 3 of Hedley Goodyear– Torontonensis 1913 (University of Toronto Year Book), pg. 98.  Caption: CONVERSAZIONE COMMITTEE.  H. J. Goodyear, 1913.
  • Roll of Honour– "This Roll of Honour has been prepared as a permanent tribute to those men of the teaching profession in Ontario, who enlisted in connection with the Great War."  Source:  The Roll of Honour of the Ontario Teachers Who Served in the Great War 1914-1918 (The Ryerson Press: Toronto, 1922).   The 1914-1918 Roll of Service for Ontario Teachers contains 851 names.  101 died as a result of their military service.  The information on this Honour Roll may differ from other sources as it was compiled by the Department of Education in Toronto, Ontario, from "...varied and numerous sources, that mistakes are inevitable."
  • Photo of Hedley Goodyear– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement Fourth Edition 1918
published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Acta Victoriana War Supplement– Source:  Acta Victoriana War Supplement, Victoria College, Toronto, Ontario, December 1919.
  • Photo of Hedley Goodyear– Source:  Acta Victoriana War Supplement, Victoria College, Toronto, Ontario, December 1919.
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Affairs.
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto between 1919-1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War.  The name of Lt. H. J. Goodyear, M.C.: 102nd Bn is among the 628 names carved on the Memorial Screen, which can be seen at photo left.  Photo:  K. Parks, Alumni Affairs.
  • Memorial Plaque– Plaque from Regal Road Public School, the school in Toronto where the Lieutenant taught before serving his country.

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