PRIVATE FRED GOULD

No 290347 “A” Battery 1st/7th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Fred was born in Liverpool, to George and Emma Gould, and in 1901, Emma, aged 46, George, aged 50, (with the given occupation of a Mariner), were living in Everton, Liverpool, and sharing a house with a Mr Charles Tanner, a park keeper, and his wife, Selina. By 1911 both the Gould and the Tanner families are living (separately) in Montgomery and it is possible that Fred’s mother, Mrs Emma Gould was Charles Tanner’s sister. Fred was living with his parents in Arthur Street before the war, and enlisted in Newtown. Records show that he was working as a cowman at Bacheldre Farm just outside Montgomery, prior to enlisting. Private Fred Gould was killed in action on the 22nd of December 1917, in the third battle of Gaza, possibly defending the city of Jerusalem from counter attacks by the Ottoman troops. He is buried in the Jerusalem War Cemetery grave ref: R.118