Henry Frederick Gulden

Honourable Artillery Company
Date of death 
26 July 1917
Age of death 
35 Lonsdale Road
E11 2PH
Address source 
1911 Census
Local memorial 
Cemetery / Memorial 

Born 1886 at Stepney, son of Frederick (Butcher) and Minnie Gulden. 1891: With his family at 366 West Ham High Street. 1901: A Scholar with his family at 22 Lonsdale Road, Leytonstone. 1911: A Commercial Clerk living with his brother George at 35, Lonsdale Road, Leytonstone. Also resident was his aunt, Florence Gulden, who acted as Housekeeper.

On 23th December 1912 he married Ada Louise Parry, and on 30th May 1914 their son Frederick Robert was born.  Henry served as a Special Constable for two years after the outbreak of war. He ceased to work as a Wallpaper Merchant when he joined the HAC in 1917, and was sent to France on 10th May 1917. At Camp Havre on 18th May 1917 he was confined to camp as a punishment for having a dirty rifle.

His probate details show the family home to be “Nettleston” Malmesbury Road, South Woodford.

On the night of 24/25 July 1917 the Battalion returned to a support role at Ecoust-St-Mein, in the Bullecourt area. There on 26th July five men were killed and six wounded by an unusually severe bout of shelling during the course of the afternoon. Henry Gulden was among those five.

He is thought to be the H. Gulden commemorated on the Wanstead War Memorial.

Research by Adrian Lee, Local Historian



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