Frank Churchill Goulden

Date of birth: 1889
Place of birth: Millbrook, Southampton
Regiment: Scots Guards
Battalion: 1st
Rank / Service No: Private, 6606
Died: 12th November 1914, aged 26 years
Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial


Frank was the youngest of 10 siblings born to Henry Charles and Frances FANNY Margaret Goulden (nee Abraham), who married in Millbrook in 1870.


The family latterly lived at 68 Bellemoor Road.


Henry, a carpenter, was born in Millbrook in 1843 and he died in Shirley on 15 October 1899, leaving £485 5s to his wife.

Fanny was born in Eling in 1844 and she passed away in Shirley on 24 June 1913.



Charles Henry   b. 1870 Eling   d. 1934 Droxford   Married Catherine (Kate) McHugh in Hackney in 1894.

Agnes Amelia   b. 1872 Eling   d. 1 October 1950 Southampton   Married Joseph Hiscocks in Millbrook 1897. She left £2065 9s 4d to be divided between her son and an undertaker !

Margaret Bertha   b. 1875 Millbrook   d. ??   Married Samuel Arthur Turner in Millbrook in 1897.

Ella Harriet   b. 1876 Millbrook   d. 4 April 1943 Borough Hospital, Southampton   Married Oscar Henry Ruffell in Shirley in 1907. Left £708 19s 6d to her son.

Alfred Edmund   b. 1878 Millbrook   d. 9 January 1962 Moorgreen Hospital, Southampton   Married Emma LOUISE Holloway in Shirley in 1900. Left £2796 12s 11d to his son.

Ellen NORAH   b. 1880 Millbrook   d. 21 October 1956 St. Paul’s Hospital, Winchester. Married Edward Patrick Donovan in Southampton in 1908.

James Hugh Garfield   b. 1881 Millbrook   d. 4 November 1966 Knowle Hospital, Wickham. Married Alice Mary Fudge in Shirley in 1918. Left £7499 to his wife.

Edith Blanche   b. 1883 Millbrook   d. 1913 Shirley

John Richard   b. 26 December 1886 Millbrook   d. 14 January 1933 Southampton. Left £1965 18s 3d to be divided between his brother Alfred and one Walter Perren.

Frank Churchill


The battalion was based in Aldershot with the 1st (Guards) Brigade in the 1st Division when war broke out.

The division landed at Le Havre on 14 August, being amongst the first troops of the British Expeditionary Force.


They fought in the Battle of Mons, the Battle of the Marne and the Battle of the Aisne all before Christmas 1914.


Frank lost his life during the First Battle of Ypres, when the B.E.F succeeded in securing the town before the onset of winter, pushing the Germans back to the Passchendaele Ridge.



Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 4th August 2016


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