WILFRED ERNEST MOULDER
A synopsis in memory November 2014
Born: 1889 – St George Middlesex.
Killed in Action 23 April 1918 La Coulotte, (Vimy Ridge) France
Father: William Moulder b1846. Worcs.
Mother: Charlotte Moulder b1843 (nee Lewis). Worcs.
Siblings: Henry: b1870. Nora: b1874
William Moulder: Beadle (ceremonial church or college official)
Nora Moulder: Dressmaker
William and Charlotte’s address:
Fanny Edith Lewis, Cheltenham, 1912
Wilfred and Fanny’s siblings:
Gwendoline Ethel Moulder. b1914 (Delphine Stephanie Clarke’s mother)
Stanton William Moulder. b**** (Michael Moulder’s father)
Wilfred and Fanny’s home address:
6 Victoria Place
Wilfred’s occupation (before enlistment): Jobbing Gardener (1911 census)
Wilfred enlisted in the Royal Army Corps in Cheltenham, service no 6296 and later transferred to the 1st. Btn. Royal West Surrey Regiment, (1 The Queens), service no 18703.
The Royal West Surrey Regiment took part in the April 1917 Arras offensive. They were involved in the 9th April attack on the Vimy Ridge along with the Canadian Corps attached to 5th Division.
Killed in action during attack on La Coulotte 23rd April 1917.
He has no known grave.
Commemorated on the Arras memorial and named on the Leckhampton, Cheltenham memorial.
‘’Now found and not forgotten by his grand, great and great great grandchildren’’