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Surname: GOODWIN

Forename(s): Thomas

Place of Birth: Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire

Service No: 22180

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Battalion / Unit: 6th (Service) Battalion

Division: 9th (Scottish) Division

Age: 19

Date of Death: 1916-07-08

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Additional Information:

Thomas Goodwin was the son of Thomas and Ada Elizabeth Goodwin, née Fletcher and the brother of Private Hedley Goodwin (42263) (q.v.). Their father was born at Chelmorton and mother at Dove Holes, Derbyshire. Ada is named as Ada E. Marchington in the 1891 Census - her mother, Hannah Fletcher, née Gibson, had married John Marchington.

1901 Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire Census: 17, Beecroft Cottages - Thomas Goodwin, aged 4 years, born Horton-in-Ribblesdale, son of Thomas and Ada Goodwin.

1911 Hellifield Census: Wenningber - Thomas Goodwin, aged 13 years, born Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire. [Thomas was employed by Richard Sanderson, Farmer.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas Goodwin, 22180, King's Own Scottish Borderers.

Thomas is commemorated in the Rolls of Honour at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:


GOODWIN, Tom, K.O.S.B., son of Mr. Tom Goodwin, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, killed in action in France, July 8, 1916, aged 18.


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Private Thomas GOODWIN

Private Thomas GOODWIN

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 9th (Scottish) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 9th (Scottish) Division

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Surname: GOODWIN

Forename(s): Thomas

Born: Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Yorks

Residence: Settle, Lancs

Enlisted: Settle, Lancs

Number: 22180

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers

Battalion: 6th Battalion


Died Date: 08/07/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


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Surname: GOODWIN

Forename(s): Thomas

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 22180

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers

Unit: 6th Bn.

Age: 19


Died Date: 08/07/1916

Additional Information: Son of Thomas and A. E. Goodwin, of Beecroft Cottages, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Settle, Yorks.

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BRITISH BATTALIONS ON THE SOMME, by Ray Westlake (Pen & Sword Books Limited 1994)

6th (Service) Bn. King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Attack and capture of Bernafay Wood (3/7) – Official History of The Great War recording that with only 6 casualties – 6th K.O.S.B. and 12th Royal Scots covered 500 yards of flat ground – entered the wood and took possession. Remained in position under continuous bombardment until relieved and to Billon Wood (9/7). Casualties 316.

[Thomas Goodwin was killed on the 8th July 1916.]

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Silk Bookmark in memory of Private Thomas Goodwin

Silk Bookmark in memory of Private Thomas Goodwin

Courtesy of Sandra Peacock. Richmond, Yorkshire

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04 August 1916

GOODWIN – July 8th, 1916, killed in action in France, Private Tom Goodwin, K.O.S. Borderers, son of Mr. Tom Goodwin, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, aged 18 years.

04 August 1916


On the 28th ult., an official notification to Mr Tom Goodwin stated that his son Tom had been killed in action on the 8th ult. The lad, who was in his nineteenth year, joined the K.O.S. Borderers last November, and after a short training was drafted to France, where he had been in the trenches for some time. This is the first fatality amongst the little band of Hortonians who have responded to the call, and sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin in their sad bereavement. The parents express their thanks for the many verbal and written expressions of condolence offered to them in their loss.

06 July 1917

GOODWIN – In affectionate remembrance of Private Tom Goodwin, who fell in action in France on July 4th 1916.

He left his home in the flower of youth,
He looked so strong and brave;
We little thought how soon he’d be
Laid in a hero’s grave.

We often sit and think of him,
And think of how he died;
It seemed so hard for us to part
And never say good-bye.

From his sorrowing Parents, Brother and Sisters.

GOODWIN – In loving memory of Private Tom Goodwin, K.O.S.B., killed on the Western Front, on July 4th 1916, in his 19th year.

“Too dearly loved to be forgotten.”

From Aunt, Uncle and Cousins at Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

05 July 1918

GOODWIN – In ever loving memory of Private Tom Goodwin, K.O.S.B., killed in action in France, July 4th, 1916

His warfare o’er, his battle fought,
His fresh young life he nobly gave;
His victory won, though dearly bought,
He slumbers now in a soldier’s grave.
His soul has found a haven of rest,
He will fight the good fight no more;
The storms may sweep o’er the battlefield,
But in Jesus he’s safe evermore.

From Father, Mother and Children, Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

Days of sadness still come o’er us,
Hidden tears oft time flow,
But memory keeps our dear one near us,
Although he died two years ago.

From Grandparents, Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

What, happy hours we once enjoyed
How sweet to memory still.
No morning dawns or night returns
But what we think of him.

From Uncle, Aunt and Cousins, Liverpool.

04 July 1919

GOODWIN – In ever loving and living memory of Private Tom Goodwin, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, who was killed in action in France on 4th July, 1916, aged 18 years.

Never a day but his name is spoken,
Never an hour but he is in our thoughts;
A link from our family chain is broken,
A dear son and brother gone from our home, but not from our hearts.
Not dead to us, who loved him dear,
Not lost, but gone before:
He lives with us in memory still,
And will for evermore.

From Family, Brunsghyll Terrace, Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

09 July 1920

GOODWIN – In ever affectionate remembrance of Tom Goodwin, K.O.S.B., killed in action in France on July 4th, 1916.

The sunshine of our home has gone,
Home is dark, without our dear one;
Bitterly we miss his sweet face:
Sadness lurks where once was gladness;
None can fill the vacant place.
When we recall fond memories, dear,
Which cling to us from year to year
Of bygone days before the war,
Those memories sweet, how dear they are.

From Parents and Grandparents at Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

15 October 1920


Somewhere abroad there are some graves,
Where lie our dear boys amidst the braves;
Father, O God, we lift our prayer,
And leave them sleeping in Thy care.
Now their comrades have come home,
But they are sleeping across the foam;
Their work is done, they’ve laid their armour down,
Fought the good fight and gained the eternal crown.
Oh, blest are they that live and die like those,
Loved with such love and with such sorrow mourned.

From Family at Brandsghyll Terrace, Horton-in-Ribblesdale; also Grandparents.

08 July 1921

GOODWIN – In ever loving memory of my dear brother, Pte. Tom Goodwin. killed in action. July 4th, 1916.

When days are dark and friends are few,
It’s then, dear brother, that we miss you:
Friends are friends, if they be true,
But we lost our best friends when we lost you.

From his loving Sister, Hannah.

14 October 1921

GOODWIN – In loving memory of Ptes. Tom and Hedley Goodwin, killed July 4th, 1916, and October 8th, 1918, respectively.

In our homes you are fondly remembered,
Sweet memories cling around your dear names;
We who loved you in life very dearly
Do love you in death just the same.
No pen can write, no tongue can tell
Our sad and bitter loss,
But God alone has given us strength
To bear our heavy cross.

From Grandparents, Parents and Family, at Horton-in-Ribblesdale.


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