Kenneth Charles Goodyear (Du. 1906-09)


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Private, Royal Army Medical Corp.
3rd London Divisional Field Ambulance
Attached To: 85th (1/3rd London) Field Ambulance

Born: August 24th 1890
Died: September 28th 1915

Age at Death: 25

Killed in action, France, September 28th 1915
Magdalen College, Oxford First Class Maths.
Son of T.E. Goodyear of Bromley, Kent.

Grave Reference: France - Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais

A donation to the memorial statue has been made in honour of this soldier by Christopher Bradley-Hole (Al. 1964-69).

Kenneth entered the war in France on 16th January 1915 having enlisted in Chelsea, London. He was killed whilst stretcher bearing, along with 265 Pte Thomas Edward Lion and 120 Pte George. Kenneth was married to Nancy W McIver (formerly Goodyear) of "Woodcock" Felbridge, Surrey.

Brighton College Memorial Window - Brighton College Chapel
Description: stained glass window, left light depicts St Joseph, centre light St Peter and a Pelican, right light depicts St John
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF KENNETH CHARLES GOODYEAR/ KILLED AT VERMELLES SEPTEMBER 28TH 1915 WHILE SERVING IN THE R.A.M.C./ WHOSOEVER WILL BE CHIEF AMONG YOU LET HIM BE YOUR SERVANT. MATT 20-27

 

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