World War I
Horace Gouldsmith

Name: GOULDSMITH
Initials W H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Boy 2nd Class
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Vivid."
Date of Birth 22nd November 1899
Date of Death: 09/11/1915
Awards:
Service No: J/42476
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Church S. 3. 11.
Ford Park Cemetery (Formerly Plymouth Old Cemetery) (Pennycomequick)
He died at VIVID which was a training establishment
During the First World War, Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse contained between them the Royal Dockyard, Royal Naval Barracks (known as H.M.S. Vivid), the Royal Marine Barracks of the Plymouth Division, and naval and military hospitals.
For the duration of the war, Devonport was made headquarters of the Auxiliary Patrol Area. Plymouth was a naval station second only to Portsmouth during the Second World War.
Devonport was also an important military station and there was a R.A.F station at Mount Batten, opposite Plymouth. Ford Park Cemetery contains 752 burials of the First World War, more than 200 of them in a naval plot.
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