Born in 1872, son of William Goodin, a groom/general labourer and Eliza nee Yates, both of Wheatley: they were living at Blenheim, Wheatley in 1881, on Crown Road in 1891 & 1901 and on Bell Lane in 1911. Walter was a labourer on farm in 1891 and later a carter. He married Sarah Mary Slaymaker, born in 1882, in 1900. He was a Private in the Royal Garrison Artillery, Regimental No. 477, 291847. He died in 1939 and is buried in Wheatley churchyard.