Regiment : 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 6683
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 7th July 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 5A and 6C.
Birthplace : Born and resident White Ladies Aston, enlisted Worcester
Memorial : White Ladies Aston St John the Baptist Church WW1 Memorial
David Gould enlisted in the Worcestershire Regiment on 22nd January 1902 at Worcester. At the time of his attestation he gave his age as 18 years 7 months, his birthplace as White Ladies Aston and his occupation as a labourer. He was 5 feet 5¼ inches tall with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. His next of kin were his father William and mother Emma. He also had 3 brothers – Albert, Miles and Harry and 2 sisters – Fanny and Margaret. After 2 years service with the regiment, David extended his service to complete 8 years with the colours and during this time he served at home, in Bermuda, the West Indies, Malta and Egypt. He transferred to the army reserve on 21st January 1910. On 28th July 1913 David re-engaged and was mobilised on 5th August 1914. He was wounded at Hooge with a ‘contusion of back’ on 16th June 1915 and on 2nd January 1916 he was wounded again near Ploegsteert with a gunshot wound to his neck. He was killed in action on 7th July 1916. David’s personal effects and his medals were sent to his father at Peopleton, Pershore, Worcestershire.
David Gould has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Thiepval Memorial.