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1885 - 1916

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1887 - 1916

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Pte 49156 George William Goodwin

  • Age: 25
  • From: Macclesfield, Ches
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn
  • K.I.A Saturday 30th June 1917
  • Commemorated at: Perth Cem Zillebeke
    Panel Ref: II.A.41

George William Goodwin was born in 1892 at Adlington and baptised on the 24th December 1892 at Prestbury. He was the son of the son of George Goodwin and Hannah (formerly Hibbert).

The 1911 Census shows the family living at 21 And 23 Water Street Bollington.  

The mother Hannah is a widow aged 51, born 1860 and no occupation and was born in Cheshire. She had been married for 31 years and had eight children of which one died. Hannah Maria aged 29, born 1882 and is a dressmaker, Thomas aged 28, born 1883 is a cotton spinner, Mary Alice aged 24, born 1887 is a cop winder cotton, George William aged 18, born 1893 is a stenter in a paint works, John James aged 16, born 1895 is a warehouseman, and Harold aged 11, born 1900 is at school. The children were all born in Adlington, apart from Harold who was born in Bollington. Also in the property is the grandfather Thomas Hibbert aged 81, born 1830 and he is a retired farmer born in Gawsworth, Cheshire.

He enlisted in Macclesfield and was formerly 4515, Cheshire Regiment and was serving in the 17th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 49156 when he died on the 30th June, 1917 aged 25.

The Rock Bank Gazette reported that he had been "of a religious frame of mind, a devout Wesleyan, and had been educated at Water Street School."

He now lies in Perth Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium.

He is also commemorated on the Macclesfield Town Hall Roll of Honour and Macclesfield War Memorial, St Michael’s War Memorial and memorials at Bollington and the Methodist church .

We currently have no further information on George William Goodwin, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.


Birth records show George William was born in 1892 and the Census records hold the year 1893.

Killed On This Day.

(102 Years this day)
Saturday 10th August 1918.
Lance Corporal 30546 Charles Harold Fairclough
33 years old