Private Albert Goodman 43099, Northamptonshire Regiment, is likely to have been the Albert whose parents, George and Sarah Goodman, lived at 122 New Road in 1911 and later moved to Bourne End Lane, Boxmoor, Herts. However, unlike his brother Joseph, there is no mention of the family connection on his Commonwealth War Graves record and no mention on the Bourne End memorial. That seems odd.
Albert was born on 23 November 1884 to George and Sarah Goodman (nee Jeffs). He was christened Albert Edward in Oxhey, Herts on 11 January 1885. This is consistent with the record in Soldiers Died in the Great War.
George and Sarah moved to Croxley Green with their family in 1890. In 1891, when Albert was 6, they were staying with Sarah’s sister’s family, the Thackhams, at 14 Mill Square. In 1901 they lived at Maud Villas in New Road. George was a ploughman and Albert, 16, was a watercress carter. In 1911 Albert, 25, still lived with his parents at 122 New Road and worked as a carter on a farm. Albert was single. After his death the army paid his father George £8 16s 10d including a £3 war gratuity. Albert’s younger brother Joseph was also killed.
Recorded as enlisting in Watford.