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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Radford
James George Goodacre was born in 1886 at Radford and was the son of Samuel a stoker at gas works and the late Sarah Ann Goodacre née Woodward of 33 Beresford Street, Nottingham. His father Samuel was born in 1862 at Radford and his mother Sarah Ann Woodward was born in 1864 in Nottingham, they were married in 1882 at Nottingham and went on to have the following children, Lilly b1883, James George b1886, Samuel b1888, William Glen b1891, Lydia Pearl b1896, Florence May b1899, Rosie Mary b1901 and Clarence b1904. His mother Sarah died in 1906 at Nottingham she was 43 yrs of age. In the 1911 census his family are living at 33 Beresford Street, Nottingham and are shown as Samuel 49 yrs a widower, a stoker at gas works, he is living with his children Samuel 23 yrs a lace maker, Lydia pearl 15 yrs assisting in the house, Florence May 12 yrs a scholar, Rosie Mary 10 yrs a scholar and Clarence 7 yrs. James George has the left the family home and joined the Army by 1911 and is shown on the 1911 census as being 25 yrs a soldier in the 1st battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in barracks at Hong Kong. James George married his wife Ethel Rogers in 1914 at Nottingham, they lived at 93 Hawthorne Street New Basford Nottingham.
He was a professional soldier.
21 Nov 1915
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Company Sergeant Major
2nd Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Company Sergeant Major James George Goodacre enlisted at Derby and served with the 2nd battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, he was killed in action on 22nd November 1915 and is buried in Carnoy Military Cemetery grave reference S.6
Obituary published 6th December 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “GOODACRE. – James George Goodacre, Company Sergeant-Major, 2nd Battalion K.O.Y.L.I., 93, Hawthorne-street, New Basford. He was killed by a sniper, November 21st, 1915. – From his loving wife Ethel.” Above obituary is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    James George Goodacre - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle