Soldier – Goodrich H. – Conisbrough Volunteer’s Death (picture)

January 1918

Mexborough & Swinton Times, January 1918

Conisbrough Volunteer´s Death

Private H Goodrich, 19th battalion W.R.V., husband of Mrs Sarah Anne Goodrich, 14 Athelstone Road, died in the Doncaster infirmary on Thursday, January 17, and was buried at the Denaby cemetery on Monday afternoon.

Private Goodrich was 31 years of age, and leaves a widow and two young children to mourn his loss. The coffin was draped with the Union Jack, and on the llid was placed his tunic, cap and bayonet

A detachment of the local volunteers, including Sgt Maj C.Smith, Sgt Rich, Sgt Yeoman, Cpl Hirst, Cpl Newitt, Cpl Sinclair and Private Brook, walked on each side of the coffin and acted as bearers, in conjunction with the following glass workers: messes Townsley, Wilson, Hilton, Day and Senior.

The mourners were Mrs S.A.Goodrich (widow), Agnes (daughter), Mr and Mrs Hirst (Mexborough), Mr and Mrs Sault, Miss Agnes Sault, Mrs Beckford (sister) Mrs McKie, Mrs Uttley, Mr and Mrs Hilton (Denaby).

Mr Robinson, Denaby, was the undertaker, and the glass workers sent a wreath, along with others from the family and friends