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  • Buried in Nottingham (New Basford) Cemetery.
Photo by Murray Biddle
Person Details
Radford, Nottingham
Joseph was born in 1892 in Radford and was the son of Henry William a spinner in a cotton factory and Mary Goss née Simkin Pass of 7 Miall Street, Old Radford, Nottingham. The whole Goss family were born and bred in Radford and as can be seen from the 1911 census , all worked in the Cotton and Lace industry prevalent in the area. Henry William was born in 1867 in Radford , his wife was also born in Radford in 1863, they were married in June 1890 in Nottingham registration district and went on to have 5 children all born in Radford, they were :- Joseph b1892 , Horace b1894, Arabella b1897, Mabel Ann b 1900 and Henry William b1906. In the 1901 census and the following 1911 census the family were living at the same address 7 Miall Street, Radford. In the 1911 census shows, Henry William 44 yrs , a Merino Spinner living with his wife Mary 48 yrs and their 5 children , Joseph 19 yrs a card minder, Horace 17 yrs a bobbin carrier, Arabella 14 yrs a machinist, Mabel Ann 11 yrs and Henry William 5yrs.
Card Room Hand at Cotton Mill
26 Apr 1916
2750662 - CWGC Website
2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Joseph enlisted on 15th October 1914, into the teritorials for the duration of the war he was aged 23 years and 6 months. He stated he had been born in All Souls parish, Radford and that his occupation was a card room hand and he resided at 7 Miall Street, Radford, Nottingham. His next of kin was given as his father Henry William Goss of the same address. He served with the 2/7th battalion Sherwood Foresters and went out with them to Dublin during the Irish Rebellion 1916. He was wounded on 26th April 1916 whilst attacking 25 Northumberland Road and Mount Street Bridge which were being held by the rebels. He died as a result of his wounds the same day having served a total of 1 year and 194 days. His body was returned to his family who buried him at Nottingham (New Basford) Cemetery. He was one of 31 men of the Sherwood Foresters who were killed during the Irish Rebellion 1916.
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 8 May 1916: 'Goss. Killed in action April 27th, Private J Goss, Sherwood Foresters, son of Mr and Mrs Goss, Miall Street, Radford. Mother, father, sisters, brothers.' Mansfield connection unknown. Only possible entry. David Nunn
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  • Buried in Nottingham (New Basford) Cemetery.
Photo by Murray Biddle
    Joseph Goss - Buried in Nottingham (New Basford) Cemetery. Photo by Murray Biddle