WILLIAM GEORGE GOODCHILD

 

 

Born: 1883, Ipswich.

Died: 20th September 1914; age 31; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Beverley, Yorkshire.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th September 1914.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 8387

Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star+ Clasp.

 

Grave Reference:

La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial,

Seine-et-Marre,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Henry & Laura Goodchild.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Siloam Place, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

William was 7 years old and living with his parents and brothers.

Henry Goodchild, 45, a General Labourer, born Ipswich.

Laura Goodchild (nee Allard), 33, born Ipswich.

David Goodchild, 13, a Fisherman, born Ipswich.

Henry Goodchild, 11, born Ipswich.

 

1901   Maiden Cottage, Langtoft, East Yorkshire.

William was 18 years old, a Horseman on a Farm. He was 1 of 7 Servants for 73 year old, widower, Crosby Lamplough, a Farmer.

 

1911   India

William was 18 years old, a Soldier ranked Private for the 2nd Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Henry Goodchild – father; Mrs. Clara Agnes Goodchild – sister-in-law; Henry Goodchild – brother and Frank Goodchild – brother (retained – in a Mental Hospital at Verdun, Quebec, Canada.

 

East Yorkshire Regiment, 1st Battalion:

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

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