Joseph Giles GOULDING, Blakeney 1892 (General)

by slowhands, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Sunday, December 23, 2012, 10:22 (2711 days ago) @ dink999

From the Gloucester Journal 27 June 1916

No Place Like Home

In answer to a letter written at Blakeney Council School, and which was enclosed with a consignment of vegetables to the Fleet, Winnie VIRGO has received an interesting reply from J.G GOULDING, a seaman torpedo man on board a battleship. The writer in acknowledging the receipt of the vegetables, says:

"They were very acceptable indeed, coming as they did directly after our big battle in the North Sea. I am pleased to say that this ship did her little bit in the action. I beleive myself that we sank two German warships and one submarine, and brought down one Zeppelin, so I don't consider that we did very badly. No doubt you will be suprised to hear that I am a native of of Blakeney, and the school you go to now was my old school. Mr. Evan JONES was my schoolmaster. I can just picture Blakeney as it is now, and I say, although I have been almost all over the world, that Blakeney is one of the prettiest places I have ever seen"

In conclusion the writer thanks the master, teachers and scholars of Blakeney Council School for their efforts on behalf of the sailors of the Grand Fleet

Name: Joseph Jiles Goulding
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1892
Registration district: Westbury on Severn
Inferred County: Gloucestershire
Volume: 6a
Page: 232

George Goulding abt 1856 Arlingham, Bedfordshire, England Head Awre, Gloucestershire
Emily Goulding abt 1860 Berrow, Somerset, England Wife Awre, Gloucestershire
Henry Goulding abt 1887 Blakeney, Gloucestershire, England Son Awre, Gloucestershire
Oliver Goulding George abt 1888 Blakeney, Gloucestershire, England Son Awre, Gloucestershire
Florence Goulding abt 1890 Blakeney, Gloucestershire, England Daughter Awre, Gloucestershire
Giles Goulding abt 1893 Blakeney Hill, Gloucestershire, England Son Awre, Gloucestershire
Ethel Goulding abt 1895 Blakeney Hill, Gloucestershire, England Daughter Awre, Gloucestershire
Agnes Goulding abt 1897 Blakeney Hill, Gloucestershire, England Daughter Awre, Gloucestershire

Name: Joseph George Goulding
Age in 1911: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Relation to Head: Visitor
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Blakeney, Gloucestershire
Civil parish: Tormoham
County/Island: Devon
Country: England
Street Address: 63 Dunmere Road, Torquay
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: H M Navy
Registration district: Newton Abbot
Registration District Number: 272
Sub-registration district: Torquay

Ἀριστοτέλης A Gloster Boy in the Forest of Dean ><((((*>

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