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 Robert Lester Goodwin     Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 112th Battalion/25th Battalion Regimental Number: 734131   Date of Birth: January 1, 1885 Place of Birth: East Pubnico, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Trade: Fisherman Marital Status: Widower    Date of Enlistment: March 13, 1916 Address at Enlistment: Lower Argyle, Nova Scotia Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery, CFA  (Yarmouth, NS) Age at enlistment: 31 Height: 5 Feet 6 Inches Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Mrs Alonzo Goodwin (Guardian of his children), East Pubnico, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Robert was the son of Whitman and Nancy Goodwin, of East Pubnico, Nova Scotia and husband of the late Martha Goodwin, of Lower Argyle, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. Date of Death: April 28, 1917 Age at Death: 32 Cemetery: Orchard Dump Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France Plot: Mem. 12. (2nd Canadian Division Cemetery) Orchard Dump Cemetery is in the village of Arleux-en- Gohelle, on the main road from Arras to Henin-Lietard. The cemetery was begun in April 1917, on the new front resulting from the Battles of Arras, and it was used by the units holding that front until the following November. These original burials are in Plot VI, Row K, and Plot I, Rows A to F. The cemetery was greatly enlarged after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the neighbouring battlefields and from other burial grounds.   There are over 3,000, 1914-18 and 20, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, more than four-fifths from the 1914-18 War, are unidentified and special memorials are erected to ten soldiers from the United Kingdom and four from Canada known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of 38 Canadian soldiers and six from the United Kingdom, buried in other cemeteries, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire.   Commemorated on Page 245 of the First World War Book of Remembrance This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 31 and June 1. Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 112th Battalion Sources:  Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
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