image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper.
Born: 1898, Ipswich.
Died: 17th October 1917; age 19; KiA with submarine off Ushant.
Residence: 220, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.
Employed: formerly a Lad with the East Suffolk Signal Box and from there worked into the Linesman department.
Rank: Leading Seaman; Service Number: LondonZ/3578.
Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, S.S. ‘Manchuria’
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Samuel & Hannah Goodwin, of 220, Wherstead Road, Stoke, Ipswich.
1901 220, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.
Charles was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Samuel Goodwin, 38, a Railway Engine Fitter, born Ipswich.
Hannah Goodwin (nee Watling), 33, born Ramsey, Huntingdonshire.
Samuel Goodwin, 8, born Ipswich.
Hannah Goodwin, 6, born Ipswich.
Harry Stanley Goodwin, 8 months, born Ipswich.
1911 220, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.
Charles was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Samuel, 48, an Engine Fitter – G.E.Railway.
Albert Goodwin, 8, born Ipswich.
Ellen Goodwin, 6, born Ipswich.
Beatrice Goodwin, 4, born Ipswich.
Hatty Goodwin, 2, born Ipswich.
Louisa Goodwin, 1, born Ipswich.
The S.S.’Manchuria’ was a British Steamer, built in 1905. The cargo ship of 2997 tons was owned by Metcalfe, Simpson & Co.Ltd., West Hartlepool. On the 17th October 1917, S.S.’Manchuria’ was on a voyage from La Goulette to West Hartlepool with a cargo of iron ore. She was torpedoed without warning by German submarine U-53, Commander Hans Rose. 60 miles northwest of Ushant. 26 lives lost including the Master.