James Goodall (Junior)


Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 1413 5th Battalion

On the original Roll of Honour in St Mary's Church, Crich, James Goodall is listed as Sapper which would be the Royal Engineers Regiment


James was the son of James and Annie Goodall of Fritchley. He joined as a volunteer at Belper in May 1911 aged seventeen, a collier at South Wingfield. As a volunteer he was embodied at the very start of the war in August 1914. He was posted to France in March 1915, returning home in May 1916 to be discharged owing to “termination of first period of engagement”.

Medal Roll Index Cards
James Goodall was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star Medals.
Entered France 25/2/15
Discharged 16/5/16

Army Pension Record
James attested 8 May 1911 at Belper, aged 17 years 3 months, a single collier at Wingfield Manor Colliery. His address was Park View, Fritchley and he was 5ft 8½in tall. His parents were given as James William and Alice Taylor, of Bull Bridge.
His service was from 17 May 1911; discharged 16 May 1916 under Para 392 (xxi ) K.R. (termination of first period of engagement).
1912 Annual training
1913 Annual Training
5/8/14 Embodied Service
17/5/11 to 28/2/15 Home
1/3/15 to 22/7/15 Expd. Force France
23/7/15 to 16/5/16 Home
29/2/16 Posted from 1/5


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.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

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