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 Ransome, 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.
VIII. A. 2.
Tanzania Dar Es Salaam – March 1918 – Frederick seated 2nd right.
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.
William, 21, a Plummer & Gas Fitter.
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.
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.
Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen Gould – mother.
1914 – Frederick and Stanley Gould (brother) R.A.M.C.
Parents: William and Ellen. Seated on the ground Ethel Gould (sister) 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.
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.
A big 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 their war memorial.