Shirley Goodwin served Australia in both World War l and World War ll. He served with the 1st Division Artillery in Egypt during the First World War and in Syria and New Guinea in the Second World War, as Commanding Officer of the 2/12th Field Regiment.
He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on February 18, 1943 for “outstanding ability and great efficiency in the Middle East”.
Brigadier Goodwin was killed in action on October 25, 1943. Tribute was paid to him by General Douglas MacArthur, who described him as “an exceptional officer” and stated “his death is a severe loss which will be mourned by Americans equally with Australians”.
(1894 - 1943)