|Royal Engineers||104864 & WR289448|
Photo courtesy Joy Goodall
Private Joseph Goodall is on the original Crich Roll of Honour. The only Joseph Goodall found with local connections is this soldier who lived at Homesford, near Whatstandwell, and also at Longway Bank. Other soldiers from Longway Bank are on the Roll of Honour. There is a discrepancy over the rank recorded on the Roll and the rank of this Joseph, but there are many other instances of incorrect ranks for other men on the Roll.
Joseph Goodall was born at Middleton-by-Wirksworth in 1883, the son of James Goodall and Emma Mather. Raised at Middleton, he married Sarah Ann Frost in 1904 (she died in 1936). During his early married life Joseph lived at Wirksworth and Darley Dale before settling at Homesford, near Whatstandwell. Joseph served in the Royal Engineers and was stationed in Egypt, having been posted there in December 1915.
After the war he worked in local quarries as a stone mason, before later finding employment with the Ilkeston and Heanor Water Board, from where he retired in 1948. After the death of his first wife in 1936, he married Alice Taylor in 1940 and moved to live at Longway Bank. He passed away in 1954 and was laid to rest in Wirksworth Cemetery.
Photos courtesy Joy Goodall
Medal Index Record
Awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals.
Served in Egypt; entered 30 December 1915.
1891: The Lanes, Middleton
|James||Goodall||son||13||Cotton factory hand||Middleton|
|Thomas||Goodall||son||12||Part time factory; school||Middleton|
RG12 piece 2756 folio 112 page 18
1901: The Green, Middleton
|Emma||Goodall||daughter||16||Hosiery factory hand||Middleton|
|George H||Goodall||son||13||Cotton warehouse||Middleton|
RG13 piece 3240 folio 129 page 15
1911: Hillside, Darley Dale
RG14PN21203 RG78PN1262 RD439 SD2 ED5 SN91
1939 Register: Homesford, High Peak
Joseph Goodall 2 March 1883; general labourer waterworks
Eric J Goodall b.28 June 1913; gas engine fitter [this entry was crossed out]