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Calcutta, India
John Goode was born in Calcutta India and was the son of the late Job Goode (b1840 and died 1880) and Jemima Goode b1846 Colchester Essex. John Goode married his wife Emily Charlesworth in 1908, their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District , they went on to have the following children all born in Carlton Emily b1887, John b1908, Dorothy May b1910 Evelyn b1912 and Phyllis b1914 In the 1911 census the family were living at 4 Windmill Row (later at 51 Dale Avenue Dale Road Carlton ) and were shown as John 33 yrs a brickyard labourer , he is living with his wife Emily 24 yrs and their children Emily 4 yrs, John 3 yrs and Dorothy May 1 yr.
In 1911 he was a brickyard labourer.
03 May 1917
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1st Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Corporal John Goode, enlisted at Nottingham giving his residence as Sneinton, he served 1st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. He landed in France on 15th April 1915 and was killed in action on 3rd May 1917. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Bay 7
In a letter published on 21st March 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post he requested cigarettes be sent to him and the other local men in his platoon. “Rifleman J. Goode, 8553, 5th Platoon, B Company, 1st K.R.R., France, writes: “Just a line from a few Notts. boys at the front asking if some kind reader will oblige us with a few fags, as we are in the trenches without a smoke. We have money, but cannot buy any, as we have been shifted. We have seen in the "Football Post" where other soldiers have had some sent to them, and our platoon is well represented by Nottsites as we have two from Sneinton, one Sneinton-hill, two Basford, two Bulwell, and one Radford, and we would be pleased if some kind reader will oblige us with a few Roll Call fags. Wishing your readers the best of luck and health.” Above newspaper article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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