GOFF Henry Charles
Regiment : 2nd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps
Service number : 7662
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds aged 25 on 9th September 1914
Buried : Commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France.
Birthplace : St Paul’s, Northampton, enlisted Northampton
Relatives : Son of Mr. J. C. Goff, 119 Lower Thrift St., Northampton
Memorial : Birmingham Goods District War Memorial now in Severn Valley Railway Museum
Henry Goff enlisted as Private 7612 in the 3rd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment on 18th September 1906 at Northampton. On his attestation form he gave his age as 18 years, his home address as 82 Lower Adelaide Street, Northampton and his occupation as Shoe Trade. He was 5 feet 3¾ inches tall with Brown eyes, light brown hair and a fresh complexion. His next of kin was his father Joe, mother Annie, elder brother Joe and elder sister Martha, all resident at 82 Lower Hester Street, Northampton. Henry left the regiment to join the Regular Army (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) on 19th November 1906.
Gosport, Alverstoke, Hampshire
Henry Goff, aged 22, Private, 1st Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps, Cook, born St Pauls, Northampton
Henry Goff, aged 24, employed as a Porter, joined the joined Birmingham branch of the National Union of Railwaymen on 8th February 1914. Remarks: KIA 26/12/1915. This date would appear to be incorrect as Henry Goff was posted overseas on 26th August 1914 and he died in France just two weeks later.
Henry Goff worked for the London and North Western Railway as a Goods Porter at Aston Station. Listed in the London and North Western Railwaymen Roll of Honour Book with the additional information: Rifleman.