Frederick George Goodall

Date of birth: 1898
Place of birth: Laverstoke, Wiltshire
Regiment: Warwickshire
Battalion: 2/6th
Rank / Service No: Private, 26156
Died: 19th August 1918, aged 20 years
Buried: Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes, France (Plot V, Row E, Grave 2)

 

Frederick was the oldest of 3 siblings born to George and Frances MILDRED Goodall (nee Lawrence), who married in Winchester in 1895.

 

After moving to Southampton sometime after 1901, the family lived at 26 Union Road, Northam.

At the 1911 Census, they had moved to Southampton Road, Chandler’s Ford.

 

George, a coal merchant, was born at Overton on 11 September 1871 and he died in Southampton in 1951.

Mildred was born in Romsey in 1874 and she died in Chandler’s Ford in 1912.

 

Siblings

Frederick George 

Bertram Alfred   b. 1899 Laverstoke   d. 1981 New Forest   Married Alice Bradley in Southampton in 1922.

Ethel Letitia   b. 1901 Laverstoke   d. ??   Married Charles Davidson in Southampton in 1922.

 

The 2/6th battalion was formed in Birmingham in October 1914 as a “home service” unit only. The battalion was then split, with all those personnel passed fit destined for the Western Front.

The battalion became part of the 182nd Brigade in the 61st (2nd South Midland) Division in August 1915 and landed in France in late May 1916.

 

Details of Frederick’s demise are not known, only that he was killed in action.

 

It was not until the German offensive of April 1918 that Thiennes became a place of British burials.

Rows C, D and E of Plot V hold mostly men from the 61st (South Midland) Division, who perished in the middle weeks of August 1918.

 

 

 

Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 3rd August 2016
Updated:

 

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