Born: 1888, Ipswich.

Died: 17th November 1918; age 30. Died of Pneumonia at the 84th General Hospital. Served 10 years and 216 days.

Residence: 2, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Fitter at Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies – Orwell Works, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: 1908, age 19 years & 11 months. Height: 5ft 6ins.

Date of Entry Therein: 5th April 1915 – Balkans.



Promoted to Corporal – July 1914.

Promoted to Sergeant – February 1916.

Wounded in action – shell shock 7th August 1915.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 473005

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, 84th General Hospital.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star + the Territorial Efficiency Medal.


Grave Reference:

VIII. A. 2.

Dar Es Salaam (Uplanga Road) Cemetery,



frederick Gould 3Tanzania Dar Es Salaam – March 1918 – Frederick seated 2nd right.

‘East African Campaign’

‘East African Campaign’

Relatives Notified and Address: Son of William and Ellen Gould, of 2, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.




1891   2, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.


Frederick was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Gould, 36, a Plumber & Gas Fitter; born Ipswich, Suffolk.

Ellen Gould (nee Funnell), 35; born Thetford, Suffolk.

Ellen Louisa Gould, 14, born Ipswich.

William Josiah Gould, 11, born Ipswich.

Eva May Gould, 6, born Ipswich.

Ethel Blanche Gould, 5, born Ipswich.

Stanley Arthur Gould, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   2, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.


Frederick was 12 years old and living with his parents.

William, 46, a Plumber & Gas Fitter.

Ellen, 45.

William, 21, a Plummer & Gas Fitter.

Eva, 16,

Ethel, 15.

Stanley, 11.

Gertrude Hilda Gould, 7, born Ipswich.

Mabel Bertha Gould, 5, born Ipswich.

Elsie Alice Gould, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   2, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.


Frederick was 22 and a Gas Fitter, he was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 56, a Gas Fitter.

Ellen, 55.

Ethel, 24, a Mother’s Help.

Stanley, 21, a Shop Fitter for a Builder.

Gertrude, 16, an Assistant Laboratory Mistress at a Municipal School.

Mabel, 15, a Tailoress.

Elsie, 13.


Evening Star – Thursday, 7th June 1906 – IPSWICH EDUCATION COMMITTEE. At the Ipswich Municipal Technical School – Preliminary Grade, Frederick Gould passed the practical work of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers’ Graded Syllabus examinations held at the Ipswich Handicraft Centre, on the 6th and 7th of April 1906.


E.A.D.T. – Wednesday, 7th July 1909 – A court for the admission of Freeman of the Borough of Ipswich was held at the Town Hall on Tuesday evening, before the Mayor Francis Charles Ward. The Town Clerk, Mr. Will Bantoft and Mr. A. Moffat were also present. Frederick Bernard Gould, a gas fitter, of 2, Cemetery Road, son of William Gould was admitted along with three other gentlemen.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen Gould – mother.


frederick Gould1914 – Frederick and Stanley Gould (brother) R.A.M.C.
Parents: William and Ellen. Seated on the ground are Ethel Gould (sister) and May Lily Catchpole (Stanley’s Fiancé)
possibly Christchurch Park


William Gould received the Territorial Efficiency Medal for his late son on the 21st December 1922.


Frederick is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich and the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich


The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is part of the British Army providing medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and in peace. Together with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corps and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, the RAMC forms the British Army’s essential Army Medical Services. In combat, the men followed the troops over the top into no man’s land suffering losses of 743 officers and 6130 soldiers killed, while delivering medical care to wounded exposed to enemy fire.

Royal Army Medical Corps


A huge thank you to Liz, who travelled from Kent to share Frederick’s story.
This picture was taken at St. Margaret’s Church in front of the war memorial.


  • Thank you for all your hard work adding all this information to the website.
    It’s a wonderful tribute to all those who served their country, and a touching memorial to those like my great uncle who never came home.

  • Hi Liz, I’ve just found your information on Frederick Bernard Gould who was my great Uncle.
    My father was born in 1924 and named after his Uncle Frederick Bernard Gould (son of William Josiah Gould who was son of Ellen and William) I have many pictures of the family and both Fredericks (uncle and father) war medals.
    My son is also called Frederick in memory of my father who died when I was only 17.
    I’m interested to know more about your connection with the Gould family.
    Kind regards
    Fiona Gould


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