William Harold Good

William Harold Good was born in Askern in 1892 son of Richard Good and Martha Elizabeth Colley, he had two sisters Elsie and Emma Alice.  They later moved to Doncaster and lived at 57 Palmer Street, in 1902 William attended Beechfield School.

On the 31st August, 1914 William joined the K.O.Y.L.I. and served in France and Belgium he was wounded in France on the 8th August, 1915.  On the 1st December 1917  William transferred to the Royal Army Service Corp. in the 804th Mechanical Transport (Service No. 353623).  Sometime in 1917 Williams was gassed which affected his health and spent time in the Canadian General Hospital in Etaples, France and the Eastern General Hospital in Cambridge.  He gave his next of kin as his widowed mother still  living at 42 Flowett Street.

While serving with the K.O.Y.L.I in 1915 his uncle William Colley was killed. (See William Colley’s story)

Prior to the war William had worked for the GNR as an Engine Turner and Furnaceman.  In 1939 he was living with his mother who had now remarried at 42 Flowett Street William was now a Watchman for the LNER.

William died in 1978.

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