Name: GOODBIER Robert
Rank: Aircraftsman Class 1
Regiment / Service: Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve)
Date of Death: 16/01/1945
Service No. 1428505
Cemetery: Clitheroe Cemetery
CWGC Certificate: Robert Goodbier
Grave / Memorial Ref: Grave 1193
Address or Parish: Clitheroe
Additional info: Son of Elizabeth Ann (Nee Whipp) and Thomas Goodbier. Married 1911, St James, Clitheroe. Employed by C.W.S at Withgill Piggeries. Lived 17 Grimshaw Street, Clitheroe. These following words are taken from the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times dated Friday January 19th, 1945. Title. BROUGHT HOME TO DIE. Widespread sympathy will be given to Mr and Mrs Thomas Goodbier in the loss they have suffered by the death of their son A.C.1 Robert Goodbier, R.A.F who was 23. After being in hospital for nine months, most of the time overseas, A C Goodbier got home to a hospital in this country only to die on the following day.
A.C.Goodbier joined the R.A.F nearly four years ago, had been in the Middle East about three years. Mr and Mrs Goodbier have three other sons with the services. John a Lance-Bombardier in the Royal Artillery and was amongst the original local Territorials. Horace a private in the Pioneer Corps with five years service, and Terence, the youngest in the Royal Navy. Their Father is himself an ex serviceman, having been in the East Lancashire Regiment for two and a half years in the last war.
The funeral of A.C. Goodbier takes place tomorrow (Saturday) at St Mary's Cemetery to be conducted by ther Rev. H.Y. Burnett, rector of St James's.
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