Sidney Leslie Goodwin

Master Sidney Leslie Goodwin

Sidney Leslie Goodwin

Sidney Leslie Goodwin was born on 9th September 1910.

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He boarded the Titanic with his parents, Frederick,and Augusta and siblings Lillian, 16; Charles, 14; William, 11; Jessie, 10; and Harold, 9.

The entire family was lost in the sinking.

One of the first bodies recovered by the cable ship Mackay-Bennett was of that of a small fair haired boy. The sailors involved in the expedition were so moved that when no relative came forward to claim the child, they personally escorted the child's coffin to Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax and paid for a large monument in memory of the "unknown child". (His was the only burial service that day - 4 May 1912). In 2002 the body previously identified only as "the unknown child" was positively idenified as Eino Viljami Panula by means of DNA technology, in 2007 the researchers revised their opinion and stated that the body was in fact that of Sidney Goodwin.

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'The unknown Child'
Photo Lars-Inge Glad

 

NO. 4 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE, 2 - HAIR, FAIR

CLOTHING - Grey coat with fur on collar and cuffs; brown serge frock; petticoat; flannel garment; pink woolen singlet - brown shoes and stockings.

NO MARKS WHATEVER

PROBABLY THIRD CLASS

 

References and Sources
Alan Ruffman, personal communication, 21 May 2002

Credits
Alan Ruffman, Canada
Arthur Merchant, USA
Linda Ridd, UK

Pictures

The Goodwin Family

THE GOODWIN FAMILY

 

Articles and Stories

Family of Eight Missing

Chicago Daily Tribune  (1912) 

FAMILY OF EIGHT MISSING

 
The Final Identification of the 'Unknown Child'

Titanic Research  (2011) 

THE FINAL IDENTIFICATION OF THE 'UNKNOWN CHILD'

 
Titanic's Unknown  Child

(2011) 

TITANIC'S UNKNOWN CHILD

 
Goodwin Family 1911 census

(1911) 

GOODWIN FAMILY 1911 CENSUS

 
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