(Service number 12/740)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 30 September 1893 Place of Birth Langove, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 18 August 1914 Age 20 years
Address at Enlistment Gisborne
Occupation Motor driver
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Chas GOULD (father), Queen Streer, Auckland; Mrs Catherine GOULD (mother), Roselea, Sophia Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Auckland Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Star of India or Waimana
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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


Date 6 March 1919 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Motor driver


Date *1943 Age
Place of Death Romford, Essex
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Eric Gould was the son of Charles Robert and Catherine Gould. He was educated at Waimataitai and Timaru Main schools. Eric was discharged in 1919 to Romford, Essex, England. He had married Betha May Burton on 28 October 1917 at St Edward the Confessor, Romford. Eric and Betha had a son Eric John Gould born in 1919 at Romford. In 1939 Eric and Betha and possibly their son were living at Dagenham, Essex, Eric employed as a motor driver for the newspaper. The Methodist Church of Timaru placed a handsome window in the Bank Street Church as a memorial for the war victims of the congregations. Apart from the names of the fallen appearing on the window, the names of all who served were inscribed in a book which was to be preserved in the Church. Included in the names was that of Eric Gould.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 March 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 March 2020]; School Admission records [27 March 2020]; 1939 Register England ( [27 March 2020]; Timaru Herald, 5 July 1922 (Papers Past) [24 March 2020]

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