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 in the Linesman department.


Rank: Leading Seaman; Service Number: LondonZ/3578.

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, S.S. ‘Manchuria’


Memorial Reference:


Chatham Naval Memorial,




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.

Hannah, 42.

Hannah, 15.

Harry, 10.

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.





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