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Name: Robert Lester Goodwin Regimental Number: 734131 Rank: Private Service: 112th Battalion/25th Battalion Date of Birth: January 1, 1885 Place of Birth: East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: March 13, 1916 Address at Enlistment: Lower Argyle, Nova Scotia Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery, CFA (Yarmouth, NS) Age at enlistment: 31 Height: 5 Feet 6 Inches Complexion: Fair Eye Colour: Blue Hair Colour: Dark Brown Marital Status: Widower Trade: Fisherman Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Mrs Alonzo Goodwin (Guardian of his children), East Pubnico, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Date of Death: April 28, 1917 Age at Death: 32 Cemetery: Orchard Dump Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France Grave Reference: 2nd Canadian Division Cemetery Mem. 12. Commemorated on Page 245 of the First World War Book of Remembrance This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 31 and June 1. Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 112th Battalion Robert was the son of Moses Whitman Goodwin (1851-1910) and Nancy Jane (Larkin) Goodwin (1861- 1934, of East Pubnico, Nova Scotia and husband of Martha Lillian Goodwin (1890-1914), of Lower Argyle, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. He was the father of Gerald Lester Goodwin (1912-1982) and Ronald Victor Goodwin (1913-1968). His son, Gerald served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. Martha's parents were Alonzo and Florence (Hamilton) Goodwin. She married Robert Lester Goodwin on August 24, 1909 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Martha died from pneumonia on February 3, 1914. He enlisted with the 112th Battalion and trained in Canada. He embarked Canada at Halifax on July 23, 1916 and disembarked in Liverpool, England on July 31, 1916. He was taken on strength as re- enforcement to the 25th Battalion on October 5, 1916 and served with the Battalion in France. He was killed in action near Vimy on April 28, 1917.
Robert Lester Goodwin
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