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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. They had three children together, two boys and a girl. During his early married life Joseph lived at Wirksworth and Darley Dale before settling at Homesford, near Whatstandwell. During the First World War Joseph served in the Royal Engineers. He was stationed in Egypt, having been posted there in December 1915.
After the war Joseph 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, Joseph married Alice Taylor in 1940 and moved to live at Longway Bank. Joseph Goodall passed away in 1954 and was laid to rest in Wirksworth Cemetery.
Photos courtesy Joy Goodall
Medal Roll Index Card
Awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals.
Served in Egypt; entered 30 December 1915.