Born: 1888, Hedenham, Norfolk.
Died: 3rd December 1918; age: 30; Died of Pneumonia.
Date of Entry Therein: 15th August 1914.
Rank; Gunner; Service Number: 43516
Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, 7th Brigade, Ammunition Column.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.
1891 Seething Road, Hedenham, Norfolk.
William was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
John Goodrum, 28, an Agricultural Labourer, born Norton Subcourse, Norfolk.
Harriet Elizabeth Goodrum (nee Ellis), 23, born Hedenham.
John Benjamin Goodrum, 6, born Hedenham.
Harriet Goodrum, 4, born Hedenham.
Alice E Goodrum, 1, born Hedenham.
1901 61, Fergus Street, Greenwich.
William was 15 years old, a Green grocer’s Boy. He was living with his parents & siblings.
John, 38, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.
George Lewis Goodrum, 10, born Hedenham.
Florence Ellen Goodrum, 8, born Hedenham.
Frederick Thomas Goodrum, 4, born Hedenham.
Mary Ann Goodrum, 1, born Eltham, Kent.
William was 23 years old, a Soldier ranked Gunner in the Royal Horse Artillery, ‘X’ Battery.
In 1914, Ipswich, William married Catherine Mary Burns, born June 1892, Ipswich, daughter of William (a brewery cooper’s labourer) & Jane Anna Burns (nee Flack), of Suffolk Road, Ipswich.
They had 1 daughter:
Catherine Lillie N. Goodrum, born November 1914, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Catherine M. Goodrum – widow.
William’s brother, Henry Charles Goodrum, died in the Second World War on the 26th May 1940, aged 31. He was a Sergeant, service number 776256, of the Royal Artillery, 140 Field Coy. He is remembered on Column 8 of the Dunkirk Memorial.