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Lt. Colonel Walter Meredith GOODWYN, 2nd Devons


Rory Reynolds
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I recently (yesterday) acquired the following group of medals to the above man who, from the cursory research I have conducted, seems to have led an interesting life. Goodwyn was a Captain in the 2nd Devons in the ABW and then a Major with them in WWI. Post-war he rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel and was their O.C. for a while before retiring. 

Is anyone able to add to his story? I have quite a bit of info but would appreciate any photos (group or individual) wherein he features.

The group comprises:

- Queens South Africa Medal with clasps Natal and Transvaal to Capt. W.M. GOODWYN, Devon. Regt.
- Kings South Africa Medal with clasps South Africa 1901 & 1902 to Capt. W.M. GOODWYN, Devon. Regt.
- 1914 (Mons) Star with 5th August to 22 November 1914 clasp) to MAJOR W.M. GOODWYN DEVON: R.
- British War Medal to LT. COL. W.M. GOODWYN
- Victory Medal to LT. COL. W.M. GOODWYN

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As W Meridith GOODWYN MIC has him T/Lt Col 16 West Yorkshire Regt

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D2374881 

Same spelling of Meridith on 1914 Star Medal Roll [bizarrely Ancestry have indexed as King's Own Scottish Borderers !!?]

:-) M

Edited by Matlock1418
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That's wonderful! Many thanks chaps. It's always exciting to see what the recipient looks like!

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