Carlton Stokes Goodenough

Flight Sergeant Carlton Stokes Goodenough served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He died on 16th March 1942 and is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

Flight Sergeant Carlton Stokes Goodenough (R/62738) served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War Two. He was the son of Wright E Goodenough and Eva Stokes Goodenough of Bury, Quebec, Canada.

Before joining the RCAF, Goodenough was a teacher with seven year’s experience in the classroom. He attended McGill University in Montreal from 1933. In 1937, he married Margaret Bagley of East Angus, Quebec and the couple had a son, Thomas Goodenough, in 1938. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in July 1940. By April 1941, he was in the United Kingdom serving with RAF 108 Squadron.

Grave of Flight Sergeant Goodenough

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone of Canadian Flight Sergeant Carlton Stokes Goodenough in Belfast City Cemetery. Photo taken on 20th May 2017. Copyright Scott Edgar - World War Two Northern Ireland.

Flight Sergeant Goodenough died on 16th March 1942 aged 28 years old. He was part of the passenger contingent on board the ill-fated Consolidated Liberator AL577 that came down at Jenkinstown, Co. Louth, Ireland.

Carlton Stokes Goodenough’s grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section AS, Grave 123 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.