Born: 27th April 1883, Ipswich.

Baptised: 18th March 1898, at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Chelmsford, Essex.

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.


Memorial Reference:

La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial,




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






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.


William’s mother, Laura Goodchild died 1917, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Henry Goodchild – father; Mrs. Clara Agnes Goodchild ((nee Roper) wife of David Goodchild) – sister-in-law; Henry Goodchild – brother and Frank Goodchild’s share retained – brother.


The Ipswich Journal – 19th July 1890 – Ipswich Borough Police. Henry Goodchild, of Siloam Place, Ipswich, was before the Mayor (N. Catchpole, Esq.), the Deputy Mayor (J.H. Josselyn), Esq., Admiral Mason, C.B., J. May, Esq., and R.M. Miller, Esq., charged under the School Attendance Act. Henry was fined 5s.






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