Gooch was the son of Sir Thomas Vere Sherlock Gooch, 10th Baronet and Florence Meta Draper. He was educated at Eton College and Cambridge University. On 12 April 1927 he was commissioned into the Suffolk Yeomanry. He saw active service in the Second World War, during which he was mentioned in dispatches and served in the 55th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Gooch was Brevet-Colonel of the Suffolk Yeomany between 1944 and 1950, and in 1946 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.
Gooch married Monica Mary Heywood, the daughter of Nathaniel Arthur Heywood, on 6 July 1935. Together they had four children. His eldest son, Arthur Gooch, succeeded to the family baronetcy in 2008.
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- "No. 33281". 3 June 1927. p. 3631. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33281/page/3631
- "No. 37442". 24 January 1946. p. 635. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37442/supplement/635
- "No. 40738". 23 March 1956. p. 1731. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40738/page/1731
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