FRANK GOODCHILD

 

Born: 1888, Stadbroke, Sufolk.

Died: 17th February 1915; age 27: KiA.

Enlistment Location: Richmond, Yorkshire.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th January 1915 – France.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 9164.

Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 21 & 31.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Brother of Mr. D. Goodchild, of 59, St. George’s Street, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Church Street, Stradbroke, Suffolk.

 

Frank was 2 years old and living with his parents.

James Ruth, (a widower) a Carpenter, born Stradbroke.

Esther Goodchild, 22, recorded as Housekeeper, born Stradbroke.

 

1901   Laxfield Road, Stradbroke, Suffolk.

 

Frank was 12 years old and living with his parents.

James Ruth, a Carpenter – own account.

Esther Goodchild, 32, recorded as Housekeeper.

Albert Edward Goodchild, 9, born Stradbroke.

Maurice Goodchild, 7, born Stradbroke.

Laura Goodchild, 4, born Stradbroke.

Arthur Goodchild, 2, born Stradbroke.

 

1911   India.

 

Frank was 23 years old, a Soldier ranked Private for the East Yorkshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

 

Frank’s mother, Esther Goodchild died 1907, Stradbroke, Suffolk.

 

Frank’s brother, Maurice Goodchild also lost his life during the First World War when he was KiA on the 29th January 1915. 21 year old Maurice was ranked a Private, service number 3/9475, of the Northamptonshire Regiment, 1st Battalion. Maurice is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial, Richebourg-l’Avoue, France.

 

The Soldiers’ Effects were not issued for Frank or Maurice.

East Yorkshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/east-yorkshire-regiment/

 

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