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Frederick Arthur Goodman

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Frederick Arthur Goodman (c1901-1947)

1949 Obituary [1]

"Colonel FREDERICK ARTHUR GOODMAN, M.C., R.E.M.E., whose death, at the age of forty-six, occurred in Germany on 3rd November 1947 as the result of an accident, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1941.

He was educated at Hastings Grammar School and School of Science and Maidstone Technical Institute. After serving his apprenticeship from 1918 to 1923 with Messrs. Tilling Stevens Motors, Ltd., at Maidstone, he became assistant manager at the London service station of Messrs. Rootes, Ltd. He vacated this appointment five years later and for a brief period was managing director of Messrs. Crawley Motors, Ltd. In 1930 he joined Messrs. Commer Cars, Ltd., who appointed him their service engineer for the British Isles. After holding this position for five years he received the appointment of service manager at Luton to Messrs. Commer Cars and Messrs. Karrier Motors, Ltd. He held these joint appointments until 1939 when he was commissioned as an Ordnance Mechanical Engineer in the R.A.O.C. He served on the H.Q. staff in France and after the evacuation was appointed chief instructor of the 4th Corps vehicle maintenance school. In 1941 he was promoted Lieut.-Colonel and given command of the 4th Divisional Ordnance Workshop. His promotion to the rank of Colonel followed four years later, and at the time of his death he was head of the disarmament branch of the Hanover District Land Wiedersachsen, B.A.O.R., attached to the Control Commission."

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