Sidney Leslie Goodwin, one of several young children lost during the RMS Titanic sinking

Sidney Goodwin was one of several young children lost during the RMS Titanic sinking in April 1912.

He was a 19 month-old English boy traveling in third class on the Titanic. His entire family perished in the disaster.

Sidney Goodwin’s mtDNA profile was determined by DNA analysis of the remains of the “Unknown Child” and from two of his maternal relatives, during the investigation into the identity of the “Unknown Child” – the body of a young boy pulled from the ocean after the Titanic sinking. The mtDNA profile from the remains matched the profiles from Sidney Goodwin’s maternal relatives, confirming that the “Unknown Child” was Sidney Goodwin.