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Nottingham
He was the son of John William and Elizabeth Goodacre and the brother of John Ernest (killed in action 20/9/1917), Flora, William James, Beatrice Alice, Mary and Bertha Goodacre of 1 Turner Street Nottingham. He was the husband of Lily Wood (formerly Goodacre) of 7 Alpine Terrace Hunt Street St Ann's Nottingham.
04 Nov 1918
28
582063 - CWGC Website
21475
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Harry Goodacre served at Gallipoli and in Egypt. He had survived the Battles of Thiepval, Messines and 3rd Ypres but was killed during the battalion's final action of the war at Sebourg. After taking the village, the unit was tasked with moving forward to the heights above but the enemy was waiting and caught them in heavy cross fire of machine guns, killing over 50 men and wounding many others. Harry was one of those killed. Sebourg British Cemetery (which sits above the village) Grave Reference: A 36
In Memoriam Nottingham Evening Post 4/11/1919: 'GOODACRE. – In loving memory of Pte. H.Goodacre, killed in action November 4th, 1918; also Pte. E. Goodacre reported killed September 20th, 1917, both of Sherwood Foresters, youngest and eldest sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. Goodacre, 1 Turner-street. R.I.P. – Loving father, mother, brother, and ...sisters.' In Memoriam notice courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918. Medal index card - 8/10/20 - Mrs Morris made application for medals. Her address - 93 Prospect Street Alfreton Derbyshire
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    Harry Goodacre's grave at Sebourg British Cemetery. - Photo taken by John Morse