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Edward Goodier

In memory of:

Private Edward Goodier

November 24, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

53678

Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

December 2, 1882

Son of William and Mary Ellen Goodier, of 101, Middlewich Rd., Northwich, England.

Commemorated on Page 16 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. J. 13.

Location:

RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY is located 5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, on the Slijpstraat, a road leading from the Kemmelseweg. (Connecting Ieper to Kemmel N331). From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort), and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 m after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg. (Made prominent by a railway level crossing). 4 km along the Kemmelseweg on the right hand side lies Elzenwalle Military Cemetery, which marks the junction with Slijpstraat. RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY lies 1 Km along the Slijpstraat, after a small staggered crossroads.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Circumstances of death registers– "Killed in Action". At about 6.30 o'clock on the evening of November 24th, 1915 whilst in the trenches in the vicinity of Messines, he was struck by an enemy rifle bullet about two inches above the heart, and died within about 30 minutes without regaining consciousness from the time he was hit. Two of his comrades where with him and gave all possible assistance.

Contributed by E.Edwards www.18thbattalioncef.wordpress.com
  • Newspaper clipping– ST. THOMAS SOLDIER KILLED IN FLANDERS

Special to The Toronto Word.
ST. THOMAS, Ont., Dec. 7.-- Official notification was received in St. Thomas today that Private Edward Goodier of the 18th Battalion had been killed in action. Private Goodier enlisted in St. Thomas. He was born in Norwich Eng., 32 years ago.

Two St. Thomas soldiers, Privates John A. Fenn and Harry Brebner, who had been invalided home, arrived in town today.

The recruiting for the 91st Battalion of St. Thomas was continued with 28 recruits enlisting today. Among them was a former St. Thomas boy, Roderick Mackenzie Stewart, who came from Peru, Indiana, to enlist in his home town.

Mrs. John A. Sterling, 74, mother of Daniel M.Sterling, manager of the Bell Telephone Company, St. Thomas, died today after a brief illness.

Source: Source: The Toronto World. December 8, 1915.

Contributed by E.Edwards www.18thbattalioncef.wordpress.com
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women of London, Ontario (and area) who went to war and did not come home. Remembered on the pages of the World War One issues of the London Advertiser. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of EDWARD GOODIER– In memory of the men and women of London, Ontario (and area) who went to war and did not come home. Remembered on the pages of the World War One issues of the London Advertiser. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press December 1915. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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