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Charles Albert Goodwyn

Credit for this entry to:
Andrew Behan.

Charles Albert Goodwyn

Person  Male  Born 26/2/1906  Died 10/9/1940

Charles Albert Goodwyn was born on 26 February 1906 in Southwark, one of the nine children of Frederick William Goodwyn (b.1870) and Elizabeth Goodwyn née Harris (1870-1945).

In the 1911 census he is shown as living at 13B Silvester Buildings, Borough High Street, off Great Dover Street, London, with his parents and three siblings: Lilian Elizabeth Goodwyn (1899-1967), Alice May Goodwyn (1905-1990) and Sydney Goodwyn (b.1909). His father's occupation was described as a carpenter.

Electoral registers from 1918 show his mother listed at 22 Block D, Peabody Buildings, Southwark Street, Southwark and she remained the sole voter there until he turned 21-years-old, when both he and his mother were listed at this address on the 1928 electoral register. He was shown at this address together with his mother and sister, Alice, on the registers from 1929 to 1934. The 1935 electoral register shows just him and his mother at the address, but from 1936 to 1939 he, together with his mother and his brother, Reginald William Goodwyn (1914-1991), were listed at the address.

The 1939 England and Wales Register shows both him and his brother, Reginald, listed at this address and his occupation was recorded as a slate machine cutter. He was also shown as an ARP Warden, whilst his brother's job was given as a trunk night telephonist.

He died, aged 34 years, on 10 September 1940, as a result of enemy action when a bomb fell on the Ewer Street air raid shelter. His name can be found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website and it is also recorded in The Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour 1939-1945 that is kept just outside the entrance to St George's Chapel at the west end of Westminster Abbey. These confirm that he was still living at 22D Peabody Buildings and that he was an ARP Warden.

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