GOULD, Samuel JamesĀ 
(Service number 62965)

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Date 13 August 1880 Place of Birth Rangitata

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Rangitata, Canterbury
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin William GOULD (father), Rangitata
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 33rd Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Date 31 December 1917
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Farm worker


Date 31 September 1950 Age 70 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 128, Plot 128
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Samuel James Gould was the son of William and Hannah Maria (or Dophia) Gould. He was educated at the Woodbury and Orari Bridge schools. He married Susan Ethel McCleery in 1920. He returned to New Zealand on the Paparoa's draft which arrived at Wellington in May 1919.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 May 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [31 May 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [31 May 2019]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [31 May 2019]; Timaru Herald, 5 May 1919 (Papers Past) [11 July 2015]

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