Born: 3rd September 1893, Ipswich.

Died: 27th April 1916; age 22; Killed by mine explosion off Malta.

Occupation: Indoor Servant. 

Enlistment Details: Location: Portsmouth. Height: 5ft 6 3/4ins, fresh complexion, hazel eyes & dark brown hair.



Victory I – Officer’s Steward III – 1st July 1914 – 26th August 1915.

Hibernia – Officer’s Steward II – 27th August 1915 – 22nd January 1916.

Russell – Officer’s Steward II – 23rd January 1916 – 27th April 1916.

Character – Very Good.


Rank: Officer’s Steward 2nd Class; Service Number: L/5479.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Russell.’


Memorial Reference:


Portsmouth Naval Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James & M.A.E. Goodchild, of Ipswich, and sister Polly Rattle, of 8, Brunswick Road, Ipswich.




1901   Brunswick Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 7 years old, he was living with his sister, brother-in-law and nieces.

James Rattle, 34, a Boot & Shoe Finisher, born Charsfield, Suffolk.

Mary Ann Elizabeth Rattle (nee Goodchild), 27, born Ipswich.

Ivy Mary Rattle, 5, born Ipswich.

Emma Lilian Rose Rattle, 3, born Ipswich.


Father: Charles Goodchild, born 1835, Lawford, Essex – died 1893, Ipswich. A Mariner of the Merchant Service.

Mother: Mary Ann Elizabeth Goodchild (nee Bird), born 1852, Kelsale, Suffolk – died 1893, Ipswich.


Portsmouth Naval Memorial

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Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Russell’:





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