William Howley Goodenough
|Sir William Howley Goodenough|
Sir William Howley Goodenough
|Born||5 April 1833|
|Died||24 June 1898 (aged 65)
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Born the son of Edmund Goodenough, Head Master of Westminster School, Goodenough was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery on 20 June 1849. He was promoted to lieutenant on 1 April 1851, to captain on 1 January 1856 and to major on 20 July 1858. He fought and was wounded at the Siege of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion. Promoted to lieutenant-colonel on 25 March 1869, he became military attaché in Vienna in 1871.
He commanded the artillery during the Anglo-Egyptian War in 1882. He went on to be Inspector-General of Royal Artillery in August 1886, General Officer Commanding North-West District in July 1889 and General Officer Commanding, Chatham District in April 1890. His last appointment was as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope in December 1894, in which capacity he briefly acted as Governor of Cape Colony in 1897, before retiring in October 1898.
- Edmund Burke: Annual register. Longmans Green and Co., 1899
- The new army list, and militia list. 1855, p. 240
- Hart’s annual Army list, Militia list, and Imperial Yeomanry list. 1870, p. 167
- "Lieutenant-General Sir William Howley Goodenough (1833-98)". Royal Collection. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- "Army Commands" (PDF). Retrieved 23 December 2015.
|GOC North Western District