Lot Archive


№ 1006


17 September 2004

Hammer Price:

Four: Warrant Officer Class 1 G. E. E. Goodman, Royal Engineers

China 1900, no clasp (2968 Bglr., R.E.); British War Medal 1914-20 (2968 W.O. Cl. 2, R.E.); Army L.S.& G.C., G.V.R., 3rd type, Regular Army (1850679 W.O.Cl.1, R.E.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R., 3rd issue (1850679 W.O.Cl.1, R.E.) very fine and better (4) £250-300

George Edward Everett Goodman was born in Maidstone in February 1885 and enlisted into the Royal Engineers in 1889, subsequently seeing service as a Bugler in the 1/44th Company in the Boxer Rebellion. He was court-martialled in June 1901 for ‘disgraceful conduct’ and was sentenced to six months hard labour as a result. Goodman went on to serve in Gibraltar and Ceylon and served in the U.K. throughout the Great War. He attained the rank of Warrant Officer 1st Class in 1923 and was appointed Superintending Clerk and Draughtsman. Goodman retired in 1934 and was later awarded the M.S.M. without annuity. Sold with some copied research.