|Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)||58637||3rd Battalion|
William was born in about 1897 in Heage, the only child of William and Rachel Ann Goodwin. His father was a colliery worker and he was a farm worker. The family moved from Heage to Park Head, Crich from where William attested in December 1915 at Derby. He was mobilised in August 1916 and entered France in December of that year. In April 1917 he was discharged as being no longer fit for military service and returned to live at Brown Lane Farm in Ashover. He was awarded the Silver War Badge and his army record stated that he was a sober and trustworthy soldier.
Medal Roll Index Card
Enlisted 11/12/15 to 11/8/16
Discharged 23/4/17 para 392 (xvi) KR
Silver War Badge
58637 Pte Goodwin William, Badge number 1655000, attested 11/12/15, mobilized11/8/16, discharged 23/4/17, sickness, served abroard
Army Pension Record
William Goodwin attested 11 December 1915 at Derby; approved 12 August 1916 at Derby. He was aged 19 year 5 month a single quarryman with height 5ft 8in. His address was Park Head Crich and next-of-kin William Goodwin (father) of Park Head. He had dark hair and hazel eyes.
12/12/15 To Army Reserve
14/12/16 Expeditionary Force
23/4/17 Discharged no longer fit for military service
At discharge he was aged 20 years, height 5ft 10in; intended place of residence Brown Lane Farm, Milltown, Ashover; sober and trustworthy.