2nd Lieutenant Henry Charles Hamerton Gould

Henry Charles Hamerton Gould © Family Search.org

Thank you to Patricia Brazier for the following research.

Henry was born on 26 April 1897 and baptised at the parish church of South Holmwood. His father Charles was the Vicar of Holmwood, from 1895 until 1900.

In the 1901 census his family are in Weekewithin in Hampshire; Henry now has two sisters Kathleen and Marion. They were both born in Holmwood.

Henry attended Winchester College from 1910 until 1915. He joined the Royal Artillery in February 1916 and went to the front in France in June 1916.

He died from Gas poisoning on 15th April 1917, during the battle of Arras. Henry would have been 20 years old on 26th April. He is buried in the Aubigny Communal Cemetery, Near Arras.

Henry Charles Hamerton Gould Death Notice © Hampshire Advertiser findmypast.co.uk

This notice appeared in the Hampshire Advertiser on 21st April 1917.

Henry’s British and Victory Medals were sent to his father, The Reverend C.H. Gould at The Rectory, Fawley, in Hampshire.

Henry is remembered on a memorial plaque on the Wall of All Saints Church in Fawley and in St. Paul’s church in Winchester.

Born                            Holmwood

Son of                         Charles Gould

Regiment                     27th Battery. Royal Field Artillery

Date of Death              15th April 1917
Place of Death             Arras, France
Cause of Death           Died from gas poisoning

Age                              19

Cemetery                    Aubigny Communal Cemetery, near Arras, France