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9778: You're not retiring yet!

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posted on 2024-01-19, 11:20 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

William Charles Goodman was in the Royal Marine Light Infantry PO/6881. He joined on 10th August 1893. He was a First Class Gunner Layer and Sight Setter. Whilst working on convoy duties off America his ship was torpedoed, he joined a new ship and continued working for the Navy. He was due to retire in August 1914 but was asked "where do you think you are going, there's a war on!" So did not retire until 5th April 1919.

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Name of contributor(s)

Anon

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

William Charles Goodman

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1914-1919

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

At sea

Object(s)

Certificate of Service for William Goodman. Photo and medals

Community Collection Day

Southway Library, Plymouth (17/05/2019)

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