George Goodman (GC)
|George Herbert Goodman|
25 November 1900|
|Died||31 May 1945
|Buried||The Hague (Westduin) General Cemetery|
|Service/branch||Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve|
|Years of service||1939–1945|
|Battles/wars||Second World War|
Member of the Order of the British Empire
Lieutenant Commander George Herbert Goodman, GC, MBE (25 November 1900 – 31 May 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.
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 Petty Officer William Filer and painter Archibald John Russell, both of whom received the George Medal.
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.