James Fletcher Goodall (Senior)


Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham and Derbyshire Regiment) 30315  


James Goodall (senior), born in about 1870 in Codnor, would have been about forty-four when he joined the Army. He, his wife Annie and their children lived in the Fritchley/Bullbridge area. He worked as a lime burner. His son James Goodall (junior) also served in the Army.

[From Simon Johnson]
James attested for service with the Grenadier Guards on 31 December 1892: three years with the Colours and nine years with the Reserve. He was transferred to the Reserve on 31 December 1895 and was discharged from the army by purchase on 16 February 1899. During the First World War, James re-enlisted in the army on 23 August 1915, with the Sherwood Foresters under regimental number 30315.

Ripley & Heanor News 12 March 1915
We understand that Pte. James Goodall, who was, along with Cpl. Large, responsible for the gallant deed of removing a fire bomb dropped by German aircraft at Braintree recently, is a native of Bull Bridge, and before enlistment worked at the lime kilns.




James Goodall's son, James Goodall, is also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
James Goodall Head 30 Lime burner Codnor
Annie Goodall wife 31   Appleby
James Goodall son 7   Derby
Thomas Goodall son 4   Fritchley
Mary Goodall daughter 2   Fritchley
Charles Goodall son 2 mo   Fritchley

RG13 piece 3231 folio 9 page 10

1911: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
James Goodall Head 41 Labourer Codnor
A Goodall wife 41   Ashbourne
J.H. Taylor son 18   Derby
J Goodall son 14   Fritchley
M Goodall daughter 12   Fritchley
C Goodall son 12   Fritchley
Robert Goodall son 9   Fritchley
Kitty Goodall daughter 7   Fritchley

RG14PN20983 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED12 SN189