Gould, Henry Charles Hamerton

Son of the Reverend Charles Hamerton Gould and Mary, daughter of the Reverend Henry Le Couteur Sumner, Vicar of Yateley in Hampshire. His parents lived at Fawley Rectory, Southampton and he came to Winchester from Twyford School. He showed promise as a scholar, but on the outbreak of war asked to be transferred from Senior Division, Sixth Book, to the Army Class, and passed eighth into Woolwich in June 1915.

He was posted to the 27th Battery, R.F.A., in February 1916, and went to the front in the following June. He died on April 15th, 1917, near Aubigny from the effects of gas poisoning: his dug-out was wrecked by a shell and it was four hours before he could be extricated. He survived for “a day and a half of suffering very bravely borne….” and is buried in Grave VI.B.6 of the Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Gould
  • Forenames or initials: Henry Charles Hamerton
  • House: D
  • Years in School: 1910-1915
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 26th April 1897
  • Date of Death: 15th April 1917
  • How Died: Died from gas poisoning
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer F5
  • Decoration: NA