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Offline Dave71

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3527078 Frederick Goode
« on: February 21, 2017, 11:48:57 AM »
Good morning, my name is David Goode and I recently found out that my Grandfather Frederic 'Fred' Goode served in the Manchester Regiment, the timelines I do not know.  I was visiting my Dad in Oldham last week and this was something he's never mentioned before and am intrigued to find out where he served.  I myslef am ex Army RAOC then AGS(SPS) and my son is currently serving in the Royal Engineers.  We talked about coming up in November for the Rememberance Day Parade in Oldham and it would be great if we could take some knowledge with us.  Can anyone recommend how to begin to research this, I was on your website and typed in 'Goode; in the photograph section and a Troop photograph came up with a Goode in it which was a great start but I could not recognise him through the picture shown and have ordered a copy top see if it is him (hopefully it is).  Any help welcome Dave.
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Re: Researching my Grandfathers Service history
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 01:26:43 PM »
Hi Dave,
I had a quick trawl on ancestry and struggled.  There's Fredk Reuben Good (no e) who enlisted in Manchesters 50541 6/12/2015.  Transferred to Labour Corps 486596.  Discharged due to sickness 8/8/1919.
Its possible Fred may not have served abroad.  If you can find the Absent Voters List, that may help.
Did your Fred have a middle name?  Was he from Oldham?  Parents / Siblings names may help too.
I can't find the photo you refer to.  Please post the link.
Welcome and good luck finding more.
Tim
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Re: Researching my Grandfathers Service history
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 02:05:37 PM »
Hi Tim,

Thank you for looking, it's very much appreciated. I got the photo via The Manchester Image Archive from the Tameside Council http://www.manchester-regiment.org.uk/frontend.php there is a Goode mentioned there with the following details:
Ref No:   MR01021
Record No:   MRP_5D_042
Date:   Feb 35 - Oct 35
Date Period:   1919_to_1938
Period:   Post First World War World War I
Title:   Tigris or Sergeant Byrne's Squad

Can I ask in your experience is it worthwhile joining a research website to try to find further details, if so which one? Thks Dave


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Re: Researching my Grandfathers Service history
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2017, 02:45:11 PM »
Hello Dave,
Welcome to the forum. What have you found that links your Grandfather to the Regiment? Have you a photo of him in uniform you could post? As you do not know when he served it would help narrow things down, as to where best to look, if you let us know in what year he was born as well. Your Grandfather could have been born 40 years after mine :)

Charlie

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Re: Researching my Grandfathers Service history
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2017, 03:21:42 PM »
Hi Charlie,

Thank you for the welcome.  There are no photographs available, but I found one with a Goode via the Tameside website, I could not make out if it was him or not and have ordered the photo, if it is him I will have far more detail.  I do not know his dob and will have to ask for this and let you know.  Again thanks to all for the advice. Dave

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Re: Researching my Grandfathers Service history
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2017, 04:38:04 PM »
Hi Dave,
My blinkers were on WWI and I hadn't considered Fred Goode's Service in the Interwar years for 1935.
Do you know Fred's year of birth?
Others will need to advise on the best sites for this period.  I'm afraid I know very little.
Cheers
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Re: Researching my Grandfathers Service history
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2017, 07:00:46 PM »
I suspect he was 3527078 Frederick Goode of 63 Littlemoor Lane, Oldham. He was taken prisoner at Singapore 15.02.1942 while serving with the 1st Bn.

His liberation questionaire:

https://lq-cofepow.org/collections/gooday-grainger/products/goode-frederick

Charlie

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Re: Researching my Grandfathers Service history
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2017, 08:45:32 AM »
Charlie,

That's amazing, thank you.  I now have his dob and service number which will hopefully find me more info, big thanks, Dave

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Re: 3527078 Frederick Goode
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2017, 09:11:10 AM »
Dave,
You are welcome. His date of enlistment ties in with the date of the photo you have ordered. You, or your father as his Next of Kin, can apply for his service record which is held by the MoD, it should fill in the gaps.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records

Charlie

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Re: 3527078 Frederick Goode
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2017, 01:02:02 PM »

Charlie, thanks again.  I have all the information now to apply for his service records, which is great. With regard to the Liberation questionaire is this a booklet or just the one page?  I'll let you know when I get his service records...

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Re: 3527078 Frederick Goode
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2017, 02:51:17 PM »
Dave,
As far as I am aware the questionaire was just one page unless the soldier filling out the questionaire could not write all the information required on the one sheet. If I am wrong I'm sure either Rafboy or Sphinx will correct me.

Charlie

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Re: 3527078 Frederick Goode
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2017, 11:57:20 AM »
Dave
The Liberation Questionnaire is one page, there could be something recorded on the back.
There should also be a POW Record card which would record all his locations as a POW, this is also one card with information on both sides.
I have photos of several QE and POW Record Cards but not Frederick Goode's. They should be available from Kew.
I also have photos of two groups of POW's taken in Singapore shortly after capture, If you let me have your email address by PM (Don't post it here) I will send you high resolution copies which you can enlarge to see if you can identify Frederick in one of them, several have been identified all from the Manchester Regiment. You can find low res copies on the Forum here: http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=610.15
I will also send you examples of both sides of a QE and POW Record Card if you wish.
Cliff
Cliff P Son of 3525679 Sgt Arthur Phillips 1st Bn Manchester Regiment and RAPC

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Re: 3527078 Frederick Goode
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2017, 07:52:20 AM »
All of these are on Findmypast.

All the best with your research

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Re: 3527078 Frederick Goode
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2017, 07:53:54 AM »
There are more on findmypast but you need to be a member.

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Re: 3527078 Frederick Goode
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2017, 01:18:12 PM »
themonsstar,

Many thank you for posting those, I'll have a look on find my past to see if there is any more info.  I've ordered his War record so hopefully that still exists. again thank you.