David Denton GOODE
Rank: Acting Bombardier
Number: W/4305
Unit: 57th Reserve Battery ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY (RAMC on mem)
Date of Death: 27 February 1917
Age: 21
Cemetery: St Chadís Churchyard, Romiley

David is remembered on both the Bredbury and Romiley memorials. On the former it wrongly records his unit as Royal Army Medical Corps.

He was born in Abertillery, Monmouthshire, the son of James William Goode and Annie Blanche Goode. At the time of the War, they were living at Stockport Road, Romiley (and later at 1 Pudding Brook), but David returned to Monmouthshire to enlist into the army at Newport.

He was assigned to the artillery and was a signals instructor training new recruits. He never went overseas on active service. David died of pneumonia at a military hospital at Winchester. His body was brought back to Romiley and was buried on 1 March with full military honours. The coffin was draped with a Union Jack, volleys of shots were fired over the grave and the “Last Post” was sounded.

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