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Aslockton Nottinghamshire
Luke Goodband was born in 1881 the son of Francis and Mary Goodband. He was baptised on the 8th March 1881. In 1881 he lived with his parents and siblings – John, Elizabeth, Sarah Jane, George and Frank – in Aslockton. His father was listed as an agricultural labourer. In 1891, he lived in Aslockton with parents and siblings John, Frank, Minnie and Florey. Luke married Alice Maria Deeming at Polesworth, Warwickshire on 25th December 1900. In at Melorbrow, Colwyn Bay with a Elsie Cummings. In 1911, they lodged with Suzanna Gray at Blyth near Rotherham. He had the following children: Charles Wallis born 27th November 1901 Margaret Lilian born 14th January 1904 Ernest born 21st March 1908 Arthur Edward born 9th August 1909 Doris May born 11th April 1912 Alice Maud born second quarter 1914. His widow remarried and became Alice Scott. She lived at 30 Windsor Street, Beeston, Nottingham.
Luke was a labourer.
03 Sep 1916
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10th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Luke Goodband enlisted at Nottingham on 11th September 1914 and he joined the Depot at Winchester 16th September 1914. He was posted to 10th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps 26th October 1914. During his training he was in frequent breach of military discipline. He was absent past midnight 8th November 1914 – 9.15pm 9th November 1914 (forfeited one day’s pay and confined to barracks one day). Absent off pass midnight 29th November 1914 – 2pm 30th November 1914 (forfeited one day’s pay and confined to barracks seven days). Absent from tattoo 23rd January 1915 until found in barracks at Reveille 25th November 1915 (forfeited three day’s pay and confined to barracks five days). Broke out of Barracks when a defaulter 26th January 1915 and remained about until Reveille 10th February 1915 (forfeited 16 day’s pay and 168 Hours Field Punishment No.2).Went absent 12th March 1915 - Struck off strength as deserted 6th April 1915. Arrested in Nottingham 27th April 1915 and rejoined battalion. Tried between 1st May – 5th May 1915 and sentenced 112 days detention for ‘when on Active Service deserting from camp’. He embarked from Southampton on 21st July 1915 to join the British Expeditionary in France where his misconduct continued; he was awarded four days Field Punishment No.1 for ‘Improper conduct in billets’ 24th November 1915. He was admitted to the 60th Field Ambulance with an injury to his left hand on 30th March 1916 and admitted to a casualty clearing station on 7th April 1916 with an injury to his left foot. He was treated and finally rejoined his unit on 22nd April 1916 . He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial Pier and Face 13A and 13B
Nottingham Post obituary (abridged) 21 September 1916: 'Goodband. Killed in action September 3rd 1916, Rifleman Luke Goodband, King's Royal Rifles, late of Aslockton, brother of Jennie Smith of 19 Mafeking Street, Nottingham.'
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