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Ernest Frank Goodall

Rank: Private

Lifetime: 1899-1918

Reference: 67993

Goodall

Chapel Royal, Hampton Court, where Private Ernest Frank Goodall is also commemorated

Private Ernest Frank Goodall (67993) enlisted at Staines into the 11th Battalion of The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). He died, aged just 20, near the end of the war on 22 August 1918.

We know that he was born sometime between April and June 1899. His place of birth is said to have been Teddington. He was the son of Frank and Margaret Ann Goodall of Home Park, Hampton Court. He was twelve at the time of the 1911 Census and living in Home Park where his father was employed as a gardener by the Board of Works. In a family of six children, he was the only son. His five sisters were: Victoria Margaret (13); Dorothy Alexandra (10); Lilian Rose (7); Gladys Irene (5) and Edith Mary (10 months). By 1918, his parents appear to be living in 1 Farm Cottages, Home Park, Hampton Wick.

Private Goodall is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. His last place of residence is given as Hampton Court and, as a resident of Home Park, he is commemorated also on the War Memorial in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court.

The first phase of this Project is to gather information about the men commemorated on the Hampton Wick War Memorial who fought in the Great War, also known as World War I, WWI or the First World War.

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