A Collection of Medals to the 20th (Blackheath and Woolwich) Battalion, London Regiment

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Date of Auction: 4th December 2008

Sold for £320

Estimate: £140 - £180

Family group:

Three
: Private H. E. Goodger, Bedfordshire Regiment

1914-15 Star
(13441 Pte., Bedf. R.); British War and Victory Medals (13441 Pte., Bedf. R.); Memorial Plaque (Henry Ernest Goodger)

Pair: Private B. R. Goodger, Royal West Kent Regiment, attached 20th Battalion London Regment

British War and Victory Medals (G-32868 Pte., 20-Lond. R.); Memorial Plaque (Bertie Reginald Goodger) good very fine and better (7) £140-180

Footnote

Henry Ernest Goodger was born in Canning Town, Essex, and living in Forest Gate, enlisted at St. Paul’s Churchyard, London. Serving with “B” Company, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, he was killed in action, France/Flanders, on 21 April 1915, aged 18 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. He was the son of Henry Jesse and Alice Goodger of 39 Upton Park Road, Forest Gate, London.

Bertie Reginald Goodger, brother of Henry Ernest was a Private in the Royal West Kent Regiment. On attachment to the 1st/20th Battalion London Regiment, he was killed in action on 1 September 1918. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial.

Medals mouned in glazed ornate wooden frame - this not suitable for posting.