Alfred George Goodwyn was a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, who competed in the first ever FA Cup Final, which was played on 16 March 1872, at the Kennington Oval.
He was shown on the 1871 census, aged 21 and a Gentleman Cadet, attending the Royal Military Academy 
Alfred had the unusual distinction of playing for the Royal Engineers in the very first FA Cup Final, held at the Kennington Oval in 1872; unfortunately his team lost.
He graduated from the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich as a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers on 2 August 1871 
He died at Rourkee on 14 March 1874, as the result of a riding accident, and was buried there the following day. 
His probate calendar entry shows 
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