OVINGTON ROLL OF HONOUR

A Thankful Village?

QuoteOvington, Norfolk, was originally included in List Two because there are two "soldiers died" listed as having been born there but without places of residence given. Research has indicated another Ovington soldier, however. He was Pte G.H. Goodrick who died in Ovington on 15th November, 1918. He is not listed in "Soldiers Died in the Great War" but his burial at Watton Nonconformist Burial Ground is recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Furthermore, the "Thetford and Watton Times" for 23 Nov 1918 says he was "of the Cock Inn, Ovington." and had "been gassed on the Western Front about six months ago." On 30th November the same newspaper reported Pte. Goodrick's funeral with full military honours and confirmed his address as "The Cock Inn, Ovington." Ovington is therefore not a Thankful Village.unquote

Quote from Thankful Villages Website.

Private GEORGE HORATIO GOODRICK 37885, 1st Bn., Somerset Light Infantry who died on 15 November 1918. WATTON NONCONFORMIST BURIAL GROUND
NOTE Remembered on Watton War Memorial



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