Re: Gooding's in Rainham, Kent. UK
Unlikely I know but would your wife have any information on an Ide Gooding (known in the family as "Jim") born Rainham 1897?
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Eldest son of Herbert Ide Gooding and Amy Peacock who had married at Rainiham in August 1893. Other children were Amy b 1899 and Herbert b 1901.
Ide/Jim was killed in action in Belgium in Oct 1917.
Probably cousins (how distant?) to your mother-in-law?