Remembered with honour Watford (Vicarage Road) Cemetery: Plot K, Row 6, Grave 635.
He enlisted for Short Service 18 January 1915 at Chatham, Kent: a telegraphist aged 32, 5’5″ tall, Wesleyan. He served at Home to 20 July 1915; in France 21 July 1915 to 20 May 1918; at Home again 21 May until his death at 8.10am at Suffolk Hospital, Ampton Hall, Bury St Edmunds, where he was admitted 31 May suffering from gas shell poisoning, which developed into broncho-pneumonia. His wife was present at his death. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 22 July 1915.
Son of the late William and Ellen (nee RULTON) GOLDING; husband of Elsie Alice (nee CLAYDEN) GOLDING of Watford.
His parents married 1867 in the Risbridge, Suffolk, district. Ellen died 1906 in Totteridge, Middx, aged 58, and was buried 14 August at St Andrew’s, Totteridge; William died 1918 in St Alban’s, Herts, aged 72, and was buried 15 April, also at St Andrew’s.
Herbert was born 1882 in Barnet, Herts, and married 7 May 1910 in Windsor, Berks; they had one child. He was appointed Sorting Clerk and Telegraphist Ascot February 1909, and Sorting Clerk Watford June 1912. He was buried 15 June. Elsie never remarried, and died 1956 in the Harrow, Middx, district aged 71.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 8 he lived in Chipping Barnet, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, he is proving elusive. On the 1911 Census, a Post Office sorting clerk and telegraphist aged 28, he lived in Ascot, Berks, with his wife and no children.
UnitSignal Service Training Centre
Date of death09/06/1918
Age at death35
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)