Died at the Somme near the end of the war

Private Tom Goodland

Private Tom Goodland was one of a number of soldiers from Grangetown who died in the latter stages of the war. Photos and medals were passed down and still treasured by his family. His great-niece Heather tells his story:

  Private Hubert Thomas Goodland, known as Tom, was with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 38th Welsh Division. Tom was my grandmother's brother, my great uncle. He lived in Clive Street with his parents, Edward and Paulina (known as Plina) who were originally from Somerset, his older sister and younger sister (my grandmother) I was brought up in the same house, four generations of my family lived there. Tom and his father were employed at Grangetown Gas Works (off Ferry Road).

He died aged 32 from his injuries on 3rd September.1918, fighting at Mametz Wood at the Somme and is buried at Varennes Military Cemetery France.

Thanks to his great niece Heather Bartlett, who treasures his photos and medals, and Samantha Bolton

Photos of Tom with fellow soldiers in the Royal Welsh

More of Tom's medals, which were passed onto his family

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