From Hoole History and Heritage Society

GOODING, Stuart John

Stuart John GOODING

Regiment: 2nd Bn. Irish Guards

Rank: Private

Number: 5194

Died: 19 July 1917

Aged: 24

Buried/ Memorial: Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Belgium

Address: 4 Clare Avenue, Hoole

Cheshire Observer 11 August 1917


We regret to learn that Private Stuart John Gooding Irish Guards….son of Mr and Mrs Gooding Clare Avenue Hoole has been killed in action. He joined the Army on the outbreak of War. Previously he was employed as shunter(?) on the London and North Western and Great Western Joint Railways at Chester for nine years. He was aged 24 years. Private Gooding was a scholar in All Saints School Hoole. He went……………..February 1915 and was wounded on July 11th 1915 after which he came home. He again went abroad in August 1916 and he killed on July 19th this year. His captain writes “He was in a trench and was killed by a shell which burst close by him.