Raymond Goodyear

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Woolwich branch

Died: 24 April 1917


Raymond Norman Goodyear was born on 23 April 1895, the son of Arthur Goodyear, a bank worker, and his wife Lizzie Mabel. In June 1912, when he was 17 years old, Goodyear followed in the footsteps of his elder brother Duncan and went to work for London County & Westminster Bank.


In July 1915 Goodyear left his job as a clerk at the bank's London Woolwich branch to join the army, initially in the London Regiment. He was later commissioned into the East Surrey Regiment. Second Lieutenant Goodyear was killed in action near Peronne, France, on 24 April 1917, the day after his 22nd birthday. Two months later his brother Duncan was also killed.


In May 1915 Goodyear left the bank to go on military service. He was commissioned into the Royal Naval Division, and later transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. Lieutenant Goodyear was killed in action on 29 June 1917 near Ypres, Belgium. He was 24 years old. His brother Raymond, also of the bank, had been killed two months earlier.

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