James Fletcher Goodall (Senior)

Private

Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham and Derbyshire Regiment) 30315  

Notes

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.

He married Alice Taylor in the March quarter of 1896 in the Basford registration district.

[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.

James Goodall's step-son, James Goodall (aka James Taylor), is also on the Roll of Honour.

CENSUS INFORMATION

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

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1911: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
James Goodall Head 41 Labourer Codnor
A Goodall wife 41   Ashbourne
J.W. Taylor son 18 labourer 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

 

Note: M. Goodall is Mary and C. Goodall is Charles