GOULD, Frank E

Worcestershire Regiment.

Frank Gould was born in Wordsley and volunteered for the Worcesters. He joined the 2nd Battalion which had been on the Western Front since August 1914 and were stationed in 1915 in Artois. They were involved in the battles of Festubert in the Spring and Loos in the Autumn. In the Winter and Spring of 1916 they were engaged in trench warfare near Béthune. There was sporadic action, including patrols into no-man’s land, and there was constant shelling. It could come at any time and on the 18th June Lance Corporal Frank Gould was killed by shell-fire when carrying rations to the front line. He is buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension {O 4) and is commemorated on the Wordsley Memorial.

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Wordsley Holy Trinity

Wordsley Holy Trinity

High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU

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