|Award Order of the Bath|
Service/branch British Army
Allegiance United Kingdom
|Battles/wars Indian Rebellion
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Died 24 June 1898, Anerley, KwaZulu-Natal, Port Shepstone, South Africa
Battles and wars Indian Rebellion of 1857, Anglo-Egyptian War
Lieutenant General Sir William Howley Goodenough KCB (5 April 1833 – 24 June 1898) was a British Army officer who became General Officer Commanding North-West District.
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.