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60758: Letters from three Goodchild brothers to their mother in Suffolk

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posted on 2024-02-23, 23:00 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

In total about 300 letters from enlistment to death (December 1915) or the end of active service (July 1916, two surviving brothers). The letters are discussed in "The Goodchilds of Grundisburgh: Four Brothers in the First World War" (privately printed 2008, updated version published online at http://www.goodchilds.org ).


Editor's Comment:
Transcript of letters sent by Pte. 15103 Arthur Goodchild, 9th Bn. Suffolk Regt (date of birth 25 November 1896) to his mother from September 1914 (enlisted) to July 1916 (discharged?).

Transcript of letters sent by Pte. 15176 Edmund Leonard (Ned) Goodchild, "C" Coy. 9th Bn. Suffolk Regt (date of birth 8th September 1893) to his mother from September 1914 (enlisted) to December 1915. Pte. Edmund Goodchild was killed in action 19th December 1915, and is buried in White House Cemetery, St. Jean-Les-Ypres.

Transcript of letters sent by Pte. 12279 George Goodchild, Suffolk Regt (date of birth 25 March 1895) to his mother from August 1914 (enlisted) to July 1916 (transferred to home duty?). Pte. Goodchild was wounded near Loos in November 1915, and was hospitalized in England until February 1916. He later joined the Royal Scots (service no. 52998).

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Identifier

9284.cpd| 5228.doc|GWA_4582_Arthur_Goodchild_letters.doc 5229.doc|GWA_4583_Edmund_Leonard_Goodchild_letters.doc 5230.doc|GWA_4584_George_Goodchild_letters.doc

Creator

Goodchild, Arthur; Goodchild, Edmund Leonard; Goodchild, George

Date

1914 - 1916

Date Created

01/01/1917 | 01/08/1914

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1918 | 31/12/1916

Source

Multiple

Medium

Text: Transcription

Type

Letter

Pages

1, 2, 3

Number of Pages

3

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Henry Finch

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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