George Goodman (GC)
|George Herbert Goodman|
|Birth name||George Herbert Goodman|
25 November 1900|
|Died||31 May 1945
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
|Buried at||The Hague (Westduin) General Cemetery|
|Unit||Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards|| George Cross
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant-Commander George Herbert Goodman GC MBE (1900 - 1945) of the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve was awarded the George Cross for the "great gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty" he showed on 15 January 1942 in defusing an Italian circling torpedo.
15 January 1942
Goodman was the first person to defuse the Italian self-destructing torpedo which had beached itself east of Alexandria. He was assisted in this action by PO William B Filer RN and painter Archibald John Russell RN, both of whom received the George Medal.
George Cross citation
The King has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the George Cross for great gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty to:
Temporary Lieutenant George Herbert Goodman, M.B.E., R.N.V.R.
— London Gazette