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Thomas was born about 1884. In 1891 he was living with his widowed mother, Harriet Annie Goode, and his two sisters, Agnes (8) and Ada (6) at 98 Briar Street, Meadows. His mother was employed as a hosiery machinist. By 1901 his mother and Agnes were living at 5 Normanton Street, Meadows, while it appears that Ada, now 16, may have been an inmate at the Bristol Female Penitentiary, Southfield Road, Westbury on Trym, near Bristol. Thomas was married in 1908 to Mabel Goode (nee Foulds) of Blenheim Avenue, Westdale Lane, Mapperley, although at the time of Thomas' death they were living at 61 Hartley Road. She was his only legatee. His mother was living at 29 Wimborne Road when her son was killed.
Thomas Goode was a foreman bottler at a mineral water manufacturer. (C. 19101) Enlisted in army 1904.
28 Sep 1914
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2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Thomas Goode, enlisted on 21st June 1904.he served with the 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, he was accidentally shot and killed by a sentry on 28th September 1914. Originally buried in Moulins Churchyard, he how lies in Vendresse British Cemetery(grave ref I.AA.5). He qualified for the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Amanda West writes '2nd Battalion Notts and Derby Regimental War Diary records that Private T Goode was accidentally shot by a sentry and was buried in Moulins Churchyard.'
Nottingham Post obituary (abridged) 24 October 1914: 'Goode. Killed in action September 28th 1914, Private T Goode, 2nd Sherwood Foresters, in his 30th year, late 61 Hartley Road, husband of Mabel Goode, son of Harriett Annie Goode, 29 Wimborne Road.' In memoriam published 28th September 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “GOODE. – In loving memory of Private Thomas Goode, 2nd Sherwood Foresters, who was killed in action September 28th, 1914. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man may lay down his life for his friends. “GOODE. – In loving memory of Private Thomas Goode, killed in France September 28th, 1915. Best of sons, kind and true; All a son should be, that was [illegible]. – Mother, Ruddington.” In memoriam published 28th September 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “GOODE. – In loving memory of Private Thomas Goode, 2nd Sherwood Foresters, the beloved husband of Mabel Goode, killed in France, September 28th, 1914. Fondly remembered. “GOODE. – In loving memory of Pte. Thomas Goode, killed September 28th, 1914. Best of sons, lived an honourable life, died a noble death. – Mother (Ruddington).” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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