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Arthur, Edward and Thomas Goodright

A number of members of the Hampton Wick/Teddington Goodright family served in the Great War. They may be related to Henry Albert Goodright who is commemorated on the Hampton Wick War Memorial.

The Burnt Service Records of three of the Goodright family survive and are held at the National Archives. The Records suggest that Arthur and Edward may have been unsuited to military life. They both enlisted at the end of March 1915 into the Royal Fusiliers but both were summarily discharged at Dover less than a month later as being unlikely to become effective soldiers.

Thomas also enlisted in the Royal Fusiliers before the war in April 1914. In August 1915 he suffered a wound to his left hand resulting in the loss of several of his fingers. Following his accident, he was transferred to the Labour Corps and not discharged from the army until the end of March 1919.

The first phase of this Project is to gather information about the men commemorated on the Hampton Wick War Memorial who fought in the Great War, also known as World War I, WWI or the First World War.

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