David King Goulding F/40237PrivateNorth Nova Scotia Highlanders, R.C.I.C.November 29, 1915McNutt’s Island, Shelburne Co., NSMarch 20, 1940Aldershot, NSLockeport, Shelburne Co., NS255 feet, 11 inchesFairGreyDark BrownSingle (at enlistment)LabourerUnitedJames Goulding (Father) McNutt’s Island, Shelburne Co., NSBarbara Lynette Goulding (Wife) Bournemouth, UK (as of January 8, 1943)October 9, 194429Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, BelgiumI. E. 11.Commemorated on Page 319 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 6David King Goulding was the son of James Andrew Goulding (1868) and Bertha Hilda (Snow) Goulding (1890-1952) and husband of Barbara Lynette Goulding, of Bournemouth, Hampshire, England. Before his enlistment is was a fisherman working out of Lockeport. He enlisted on March 20, 1940, with the West Nova Scotia Regiment, and trained at Aldershot Camp, in Nova Scotia. On April 1, 1941 he was transferred to the North North Scotia Regiment and continued training at Amherst, NS. The Regiment departed for overseas on July 18, 1941 and disembarked at Avonmouth on July 31, 1941. He married Barbara Lynette Redding of Bournemouth on December 15, 1942. On June 6, 1944, he disembarked in France as part of the D-Day invasion. He received special mention when, during the fierce fighting, he mounted the hulls of two Sherman tanks to rescue the commanders.Private Goulding was killed in action during the battles for the Belgian Channel Ports.
David King Goulding (Goulden)
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On April 14, 1941, while in Shelburne, just prior to his transfer to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders on May 1, 1941, David Goulding signed the autograph book of Edith Ellen Krafve. Edith was from North East Point, a community on Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co., NS. Her autograph book, started in 1933, contains a number of entries signed by individuals who enlisted during WWII.
Autograph book photos were provided by Pamela Quait McClelland, a granddaughter of Edith Krafve.