William Frederick was born June Qtr 1893 in Rugby, the 3rd child & 2nd son of Frances Humphries & Harry Goffin, (Married 18th December 1887 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk) a Boot Maker from Great Yarmouth, the family moved to Rugby between 1890 and 1891. William Frederick and the 4 youngest children were born in Rugby, In 1911 the family were living at 35 Pennington Street, William was 18 years of age and a Boot Repairer, probably working with his father.
William served as a Private with the 5th Bn Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, and was just 22 years old when he died on the 25th September 1915 and is remembered in Ypres, Menin Gate and Rugby Memorial Gates.
He received 3 medals for his service in France; Victory Medal, British Medal & 15 Star. Theatre of War. (1) France. Date of Entry 20th May 1915. So he was not there for long.
RUGBY REMEMBERS HIM