The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Robert Stuart
- Regimental #:
- Taken on Strength from 2/9th Field Ambulance 2.4.1942
- Place of Birth:
- Lakemba, New South Wales
- Father's Name:
- Frederick William Goulden
- Mothers's Name:
- Mary Goulden
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A12, Row B, Grave 11, Age 24.
- Selarang Camp Changi
- 'A' Force Burma Green Force No. 3 battalion
- Camps Burma:
- Victoria Point.
- Pre issue of POW Numbers at Victoria Point
- Cause of Death:
- Japanese firing squad
- Place of Death:
- Victoria Point Aerodrome Camp, Burma
- Date of Death:
- Christian Cemetery Victoria Point, Grave No. 30
Soldier embarked at Sydney on 10.1.1942 as 8/10 reinforcements for the Australian Army Medical Corps and was taken on strength with 2/9th Field Ambulance. He was transferred to 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion so that Claude Webber could transfer across to 2/9th Field Ambulance to join his brother George.
Private Goulden was reported missing from Victoria Point Aerodrome Camp, Burma from 1000 hours on 8.7.1942. He escaped from the Camp and days later surrendered to Burmese Police and then to the Japanese.
Witnessed by Major Green, Lieutenant Francis G. MacCaffrey, Lieutenant Arthur Henry Watson and another officer, Goulden was executed by Japanese Firing Squad at 1200 hours on 12/7/1942. Robert Stuart Goulden who was married, tragically died without knowing he had a son, Howard Stuart Goulden born 6/3/1942. His wife, Agnes Virginia Goulden was residing at Lakemba, NSW.
The following 4 items are from AWM website:
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn