Rank or Title

Service Number

41478

Place of Birth

Luton
United Kingdom

World War I Address

169 High Town Road
Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death

France

Grave Location

No known grave
France

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Pte Frederick Horace Goodship, 41478, 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, was killed in action in France on April 15th, 1918. It was not until August 1919 that widow Dorothy was officially informed that it was presumed he had died on that date.

Pte Goodship had enlisted in the 1/5th Bedfords (3824) in September 1914 and served at Gallipoli. He was invalided home from Egypt suffering from dysentery, and after recovery he was transferred to the Royal Irish Rifles and sent to France.

He had married Dorothy King at St Matthew's Church, Luton, on May 8th, 1915. Dorothy was living at 169 High Town Road at the time of her 30-year-old husband's death.

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