Lance Corporal Walter Jesse Goodge

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

22 Jul 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Farm labourer

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Darley Hall
Nr Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Philosophe British Cemetery

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 2nd August 1917
L-Col Walter Jesse Goodge

L-Cpl Walter Jesse Goodge, 50300, 9th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, was killed in action in France on July 22nd, 1917. He was aged 21.

Lieut G. K. Moseley, of the Suffolk Regiment, wrote to parents Albert and Harriet Goodge, of Darley Hall, near Luton: "On the morning of the 22nd at 12.15am a gas shell came over and landed in our front line trenches, killing your son where he stood at his post. The effect of these shells is not shattering like that of high explosives, but as it landed very close L-Cpl Goodge was killed instantly, and there could have been no suffering."

On some military and Census records Pte Goodge is shown only as Jesse Goodge. In 1911 he was a boy labourer on a farm.

L-Col Walter Jesse Goodge

Author: Deejaya

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