In the early hours of 12th June, a British naval shell exploded over No.7 Ross Road West, filling the house with blast and shrapnel.
Mary was seriously injured in the explosion and, at 82, was too frail to withstand the shock, she succumbed to her wounds three days later in Stanley’s King Edward Memorial Hospital. She lies at rest in Stanley Cemetery overlooking the seafront she knew so well.
Just a brief memory of Mary. I lodged in her busy house when I was a VSO teacher in 74-75. Occasionally shared a room with Laurie. I was young and always looking for something exciting, so I probably didn’t give enough time to Mary, but she was a very kindly soul and her meals were wonderful. I have ‘venison’ in my diary – where did that come from? Remember meeting the inspirational BAS guys there in Summer of 74/5. Don the Chippy? Had a tour of the Bransfield. Remember being there when my team West Ham won the FA cup in May 75 – radio news and newspapers only of course. What a generous and lively household it was. I felt at home. RIP Mary.
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In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982. GOODWIN ISLET can be found north of Gull Island at the entrance to Walker Creek, East Falkland.
It is in position
51° 56′ 30.62″ S, 058° 45′ 48.53″ W