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A woman who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1893

GOULDEN-On June 28, 1942, killed in action somewhere in the Middle East, Driver Hector Stewart, second son of Isabella and the late George J. Goulden, of Southbridge, aged 32. He gave his life for his country.

A message was received on Tuesday evening- by Mr.s G. J. Goulden, of Southbridge, that her second son, Driver Hector Stewart. Goulden, had been killed in action during the fighting in the Middle East on June 28, when the New Zealanders made ttieir heroic attempt to stem the Axis advance. The news has since been received with very

AIRMAN REPORTED MISSING Confirmation has reached Mrs 1. M. Goulden, Southbridige, of news received some time ago that her son, Flying Officer David Allan Goulden, was reported.as missing on air operations on May 10. Flying Officer Gculden left New Zealand a little over two years ago. A brother, Driver H. S. Goulden, was killed two years ago in North Africa; a third member of tha family, Captain D. A. Goulden, who left the Dominion with the First Echelon, is still serving in Italy,- while a fourth, Ray, is training with the Air Force in New Zealand. The family record is

IRWELL. -Mr and Mrs John Coe, of Irwell, have received a cable message from the Air Ministry, stating that their son, Sergeant Arthur John Coe, had been seriously injured as a result of a flying accident on November 9 and had been admitted to Doncaster Royal Infirmary suffering- from burnt hands.Ellesmere Guardian, Volume LXII, Issue 92, 18 November 1941, Page 3

Mr and Mrs S. Bongard, of Leeston, have been informed by the Secretary to the Air Department, that their eldest son, Flight-Lieutenant Harper Mervyn Bongard, had died iri a prisoner of war camp at Ha Queebe in Northern Japan. Flight-Lieutenant Bongard left New Zealand in May, 1939, about three months before the outbreak of war, to undergo training in England with the Royal Air Force. After a time he was transferred to an aerodrome near Edinburgh, in Scotland. Fjom there he went to Egypt, then to Mosul in Iraq for six months, after which he returned to

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