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Pte W Goode Royal Warwickshire Regiment


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I have been asked by a friend to find any info on her grandfather.

I have a copy of a "devotion to duty" certificate dated 28 Sept 1918 from the 29th division.

Any pointer would be of help

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Well, we can usually find out quite a lot, but....

Do you know what the "W" stands for, William, Wilfred or whatever;

Where he was living, parents, spouse anmes etc?

The 29th Division contained many Army units, so just the Division doesn't necessarily help.

See http://www.1914-1918.net/29div.htmif any of those units fit.

Do they have any other information, photos, medals (which will have helpful info inscribed on the rim) or anything to help instantly identify which W Goode he is.

Presumably he survived, those are sometimes harder to trace than the ones who died.

Have you any Family Tree info?

It doesn't seem to be this chap as he was in France yet 29th Division appear to have been in Gallipoli at the time this chap entered a different Theatre of War (France)

NAME: William Goode. MILITARY YEAR: 1914-1920. RANK: Private
MEDAL AWARDED: British War Medal and Victory Medal
REGIMENT OR CORPS: Lancashire Fusiliers. REGIMENTAL NUMBER: 7137
PREVIOUS UNITS: 9th Lancs Fus 7137 Pte, 11th Lancs Fus 7137, 12th Lancs Fus 7137, 6th Lancs Fus 7137
1915 Star In France 5 9 1915

Oh, and welcome aboard!

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Well, we can usually find out quite a lot, but....

Do you know what the "W" stands for, William, Wilfred or whatever;

Where he was living, parents, spouse anmes etc?

The 29th Division contained many Army units, so just the Division doesn't necessarily help.

See http://www.1914-1918.net/29div.htmif any of those units fit.

Do they have any other information, photos, medals (which will have helpful info inscribed on the rim) or anything to help instantly identify which W Goode he is.

Presumably he survived, those are sometimes harder to trace than the ones who died.

Have you any Family Tree info?

It doesn't seem to be this chap as he was in France yet 29th Division appear to have been in Gallipoli at the time this chap entered a different Theatre of War (France)

NAME: William Goode. MILITARY YEAR: 1914-1920. RANK: Private

MEDAL AWARDED: British War Medal and Victory Medal

REGIMENT OR CORPS: Lancashire Fusiliers. REGIMENTAL NUMBER: 7137

PREVIOUS UNITS: 9th Lancs Fus 7137 Pte, 11th Lancs Fus 7137, 12th Lancs Fus 7137, 6th Lancs Fus 7137

1915 Star In France 5 9 1915

Oh, and welcome aboard!

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Well, we can usually find out quite a lot, but....

Do you know what the "W" stands for, William, Wilfred or whatever;

Where he was living, parents, spouse anmes etc?

The 29th Division contained many Army units, so just the Division doesn't necessarily help.

See http://www.1914-1918.net/29div.htmif any of those units fit.

Do they have any other information, photos, medals (which will have helpful info inscribed on the rim) or anything to help instantly identify which W Goode he is.

Presumably he survived, those are sometimes harder to trace than the ones who died.

Have you any Family Tree info?

It doesn't seem to be this chap as he was in France yet 29th Division appear to have been in Gallipoli at the time this chap entered a different Theatre of War (France)

NAME: William Goode. MILITARY YEAR: 1914-1920. RANK: Private

MEDAL AWARDED: British War Medal and Victory Medal

REGIMENT OR CORPS: Lancashire Fusiliers. REGIMENTAL NUMBER: 7137

PREVIOUS UNITS: 9th Lancs Fus 7137 Pte, 11th Lancs Fus 7137, 12th Lancs Fus 7137, 6th Lancs Fus 7137

1915 Star In France 5 9 1915

Oh, and welcome aboard!

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I have asked for any info further but on on the copy of the citation I have it looks like his army no is 2029 or 202?9, and after the date there

Appears to be the words ???????? Of baill??l

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Hmm, Worcestershire Reg't fits, but there's this MIC:

Walker Goode, Private, Royal Army Odrnance Corps 02764
In France 3 November 1915, 1915 Star, British War and Victory medals. To Class Z Reserve 27 May 1919.
and seems to tie to this family:
NAME: Walker W Goode. AGE: 4. BIRTH YEAR: abt 1887. FATHER'S NAME: Walker M Goode.
MOTHER'S NAME: Harriett A Goode. WHERE BORN: Birmingham. CIVIL PARISH: Aston.
Walker M Goode, 36; Harriett A Goode, 36; Edith Goode, 11; Nellie Goode, 9; Oliver D Goode , 7; Marian Goode, 5;
Walker W Goode, 4; Jessie Goode, 2; Florence Goode, 1 month.
Was the name actually Walter and misread as WalKer?
There's a 1911 Military Census showing a Walter Goode as 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.
However that chap (10636) died in Gallipoli.
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