- Born: 4 May 1885, Morton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Eng
- Marriage: Kate Mary Lawson on 24 Dec 1906 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Eng
- Died: 1966, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Eng at age 81
Walter Goulding in the England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983 birth registered Jul-Aug-Sept 1885 at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire Vol 7a Page 711.
By the 1891 census, John Goulding was still living in Walkerith Rd at the village of Morton in the rural Sanitary District of Gainsborough in the Parliamentary Division of West Lindsey and the Ecclesiastical District of St Paul's. Their address was given as Walkerith Rd. Another son had appeared, John, who was presumably absent in 1881. Also George had either left home or died. In this survey, Frank Bernard Goulding had been born and was living with them and was listed as Frank B., son, 7 yrs, Scholar, and born in Morton, Lincolnshire. Also in the household was Ann Goulding 2, Twins David and Jonathan 7 months, John Goulding 14, Jonas Goulding, Lucy A Goulding 9, Mary Goulding 12, wife Sarah A Goulding 37, Sarah J Goulding 19 and Walter Goulding 5.
Possibly in Yorkshire in the 1901 census
"Walter was 5 ft 8 in tall and quite stocky. He was a gentle man but could look quite fierce. He had a simple rural education but was intelligent. He initially worked in agriculture and at one time was involved with horses. He moved away from agriculture and became a yard man working in a factory in Gainsborough possibly around 1930-40.
During his time at the factory, he was involved in a serious accident . Whilst leaving for home one evening he noticed that a jib crane (a static crane on a tower) had been left unlocked and was slewing around dangerously in the wind. He therefore climbed the ladder in to the crane cab to make it safe. Unfortunately as he tried to apply the brake, the sleeve of his overcoat became caught in the crane gearing (unguarded in those days) and as the wind slewed the crane round his left arm was drawn into the gears. His arm was effectively pulled between the gears and broken in numerous places up to his elbow. To prevent himself from being pulled in further, he pushed his feet against the machinery, effectively holding the crane from slewing, and shouted until help came.
Fortunately he was treated by a very good surgeon who opened his arm and laid all of the broken bones in a line in order for them to heal. Apart from the fact that he had limited rotational movement of his left wrist his recovery was very good.
I believe that this ended his time working in the factory, and I guess that he must have got some compensation because the cost of the medical care would have been well out of his reach. ( pre National Health of course). I think it would also have been around this time that he bought a Fish and Chip shop at 25 Melrose Road. Gainsborough, and became a fish fryer by occupation. This is where my older brother Terry was born and me.
The photos of him in uniform are when he was in the Lincolnshire or possibly the Leicestershire Regiment (I think the territorial's came together but I do not know much about this time).
I think that he met Kate Lawson (our Granny) when they were very young and I understand that her family was not really deemed to be suitable. The Lawson's were itinerant farm workers. It is probably not insignificant that they were married 24 December 1906, after Sarah Ann died in 1905.
Walter and Kate lived in Morton on Walkerith Road. They had seven children.
John (Jack) 21 Nov 1907 - 1989. Married Lillian Holmes. One daughter Gwenda. (still lives in Morton).
James Walter (Jim) 1909 - 1921. Died of "Brights Disease".( According to our Aunt Lillian he was a lovely young man).
George (Harry) 1911 - 1987. Married Ann (maiden name unknown). One son Ian. Harold David (Dolly. 1912 - 1921. ( our mother loved him dearly, she said he was called Dolly because he was like a doll).
Frank Bernard 1914 - Dec 1914. ( I guess named after you grandfather). Sidney. 1915 - June 1915.
Jack lived all his life in Morton. They ran a small general store. Jack was also the local "rat catcher". They were active in the Methodist chapel.
George (known as Harry) married Ann who was a nurse. (don't know her maiden name). They had one son, Ian. Last known to be living near Grantham, Lincs. Harry was an engineering draughtsman and later became the works manager of Ransome and Marles (bearing manufacturer) in Newark, Notts.
Finally of course, our Mum, Kate Mary. The only girl."(Information from Nigel Ridley-Ellis)
Walter married Kate Mary Lawson, daughter of James Lawson and Mary Jane Pert, on 24 Dec 1906 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Eng. (Kate Mary Lawson was born on 27 Nov 1885 in Kelfield and died in 1970 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Eng.)