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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 29/11/1887 South Bathurst, Canada. d. 18/041969 Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada.

 

Good was born in South Bathurst, New Brunswick on 29 November 1887. He was educated at the local public school and involved in lumber operations in the area.

 

According to his Attestation Paper, Good enlisted on 29 June 1915, in Sussex, NB. He first served with the 5th Battalion, then the 2nd Pioneer Battalion, before being transferred to the 13th (Royal Highlanders of Canada) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

 

On 8 August 1918 in the vicinity of Hangard Wood, France, on the opening day of the Battle of Amiens, and his actions on this day led to his receiving the Victoria Cross.

 

VC ACTION

 

For most conspicuous bravery and leading when in attack his company was held up by heavy fire from three enemy machine-guns, which were seriously delaying the advance. Realising the gravity of the situation, this N.C.O. dashed forward alone, killing several of the garrison, and capturing the remainder. Later on, Corporal Good, while alone, encountered a battery of 5-inch guns, which were in action at the time. Collecting three men of his section, he charged the battery under point-blank fire and captured the entire crews of three guns.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM, OTTAWA.

BURIAL PLACE: ST ALBANS CEMETERY, BATHURST, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA,

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Herman James Good VC

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24th September 1918

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