William Harold Goodlake


Full name William Harold Goodlake, born in 1896, son of William Goodlake, a farm labourer, and his wife Ada, who lived at Blenheim, Wheatley in 1901 and at The Manor House in 1911: they were still there in 1920 when the Manor House was sold. The Wheatley Village Archive has Valmahar as the name of their dwelling. William junior, described as a round, ruddy-faced man, not very tall, helped his father in their market garden and also joined the GWR as a porter. The Oxford Times reported on 26 September 1914 that he had enlisted in Kitchener's New Army. He was a Private in the Gloucester Regiment, Rifle Brigade and was wounded. He married Emily M. Butler in 1918. He died in September 1966 and is buried in Wheatley churchyard. See also references to him in the War Memorial chapter.

He was living in part of The Manor, 26 High Street.

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