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
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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