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Goggins, P., L/Cpl., 1917

Photo: Northern Echo 16/08/2006

Medal Index Card

Goggin's Post

In St.Pol Communal Cemetery extension is the Commonwealth War Grave of 19/158 Lance Corporal Peter Goggins, serving with the 19th Battalion Durham Light Infantry who died 18/01/1917.

Lance Corporal Peter Goggins was shot at dawn on the 18th January 1917 for desertion, at the same time as Lance-Corporal McDonald, (Millfield Sunderland) and Lance Sergeant Stones (Crook). All three lie side by side in St. Pol cemetery.

Attached is a photo of the post erected to his memory in the area set aside to commemorate those shot at dawn in the National Memorial Arboretum.

Shot At Dawn; Putkowski and Sykes; Leo Cooper; 1989; ISBN 0 85052 295 1
Blindfold and Alone: British Military Executions in the Great War; Corns and Hughes-Wilson; Cassell; 2001; ISBN 304 36449 5

Peter Goggins is remembered at Stanley on S135.03 and at South Moor S129.01, also at Durham in the DLI Book of Remembrance page 8.

The CWGC entry for Lance Corporal Goggins

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