Private Francis Charles Probert GOODWIN
Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment
Date of birth: 1887
Date of death 5 May 1917
Died of wounds aged 30
Buried at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery in Saulty, Pas de Calais X.F.9
Francis Charles Probert was born in Bristol, the son of Charles Herbert Goodwin, and Kate Susannah nee Probert. In 1891 and 1901 censuses Charles is shown as an ‘electric writer and painter’, and Kate as an ‘organist and professional musician’.
When he was 14 years old, the 1901 census shows Francis living at 4 Brewer Street, Oxford, a chorister in the Cathedral.
On 18 November 1915 Francis enlisted, his address shown as 23 Victoria Drive, Eastbourne.
Pte Goodwin is remembered on the War Memorial at All Saints Church, Eastbourne
(Private Goodwin’s name appears on a list at the end of the War Memorial devoted to those who were choristers, college servants, or lived on the premises - nothing more is known about him)