Golding, W J
WILLIAM JOHN GOLDING
Remembered with honour Arras Memorial: Bay 3.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 23901 5th Battalion Middlesex Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was presumed killed in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of William and the late Fanny (nee CROFT) GOLDING; husband of Isabella Mary (nee WALKER) GOLDING of Hunton Bridge, Herts.
His parents married 2 November 1872 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth, Herts. Fanny died 1916 in Hunton Bridge aged 68, and was buried 24 February at St Paul’s, Langleybury, Herts; William died 1924 in Hunton Bridge aged 74, and was buried 28 June, also at St Paul’s.
William was born 1883 in Langleybury, and baptised 25 February 1883 at St Paul’s, Langleybury. He was appointed R Postman Watfoird 1906, and married 1912 in the Hemel Hempstead, Herts, district; they had two children. He resided in King’s Langley, Herts.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 8 he lived in Abbot’s Langley, Herts, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1901 Census, a postman aged 18, he lived in Langleybury, with his mother and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a postman aged 28, he lived in Hunton Bridge, with his parents and one sibling.
Unit9th (Service) Battalion
Date of death03/05/1917
Age at death34
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)