Goodwin, Lionel Kitchener Howard

Lionel Kitchener Howard Goodwin

Name: Lionel Kitchener Howard Goodwin

Rank: Lance Bombardier

Regiment: Royal Artillery

Parents: Mr Lionel James Albert & Mrs Minnie Goodwin

Wife: Mrs A R Goodwin

Died on: Saturday, 5th October 1940

Address: Hastings

Additional Information: Lionel Goodwin, aged 25, died at the Bedford Public House when a lone bomber dropped 12 HE bombs on Hastings. The explosions demolished the Bedford Public House and caused damage at Queens Road, Milward Road, Wellington Road, Cricket Ground, Stonefield Road and Wallinger’s Walk. Eight people were killed in the raid with a further nine injured, eight seriously.

The inscription on the grave marker reads: “Service and sacrifice. Some day we’ll understand”

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