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.


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.


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:


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