Rolls of Honour: Christchurch, Windhill; St Paul’s, Shipley
Children: Harry, George, Bob
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Thanks to information from Albert’s great nephew, Joseph Cooper, Colin Coates’ Saltaire website (link below) we know quite a lot about Albert’s war. The following cuttings from the Shipley Times & Express are also helpful.The first was published on 24 March 1916 and is an extract from a larger piece about nine relatives of Mrs George Gould who were serving.Another brother-in-law, Pte Albert Gould, Royal Scots Fusiliers, enlisted on March 1st, 1915 and has been about eight months in France. He was recently wounded
in the knee and is now in the Wharncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield.He is well-known in local sporting circles and has played with the Shipley Celtic Football Club for several seasons. He was formerly engineman at the Redbeck Mills.Albert returned to the front after recovering from his injury but on 31 May 1918 the newpaper reported:Mrs Gould, who lives at 10 Maddock Street, Shipley, has been
informed that her husband, Pte Albert Gould, Royal Scots Fusiliers, is wounded and missing as from 10th April, and she would be glad of any information to the above address.An engineer at Crabtree’s Mills, Shipley, he enlisted on 26th February 1915. He was at the front the following July and in February 1916 he was wounded through a knee.This kept him in England for 15 months. He returned to the front in May of last year.
And on 4 October 1918, just before the armistice, this appeared:Pte Albert Gould, Royal Scots Fusiliers, aged 28, whose wife lives at 10 Maddocks Street, Shipley, and who was wounded and taken a prisoner of war on 10th April 1918, died of wounds in a German camp on 6th May.He was employed at Crabtree’s Red Beck Mills, Shipley, previous to enlisting on 26th February 1915 and had been wounded twice. He played football with the Shipley Celtic’s for several seasons.One of his brothers was killed two years ago and another brother and a nephew are now serving in France.