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Name: Acheson Gosford Goulding
Military Cross (MC)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Croix de Guerre
Acheson Goulding
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 17 (RFC)
150 (RAF)
Victories: 9
Born: 16 May 1893
Place of Birth: Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada
Died: 27 April 1951
Place of Death: Fort Garry, Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada
A law student when the war began, Acheson Gosford Goulding was the son of Rev. Arthur William and Martha Augusta (Wagner) Goulding. He joined the infantry in 1915 and served with the 28th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Belgium. After winning a battlefield commission he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in September 1916. He trained in England and was assigned to 17 Squadron in Egypt where he flew the B.E.12, Nieuport scouts and the S.E.5a. In 1918, his squadron merged with 47 Squadron to form 150 Squadron in Macedonia. Post-war he ran a construction business in Winnipeg. He returned to service with the Royal Canadian Air Force in May 1940 and was a staff officer of No. 2 Air Training Command and commanding officer of No. 18 S.F.T.S. at Gimli. He died in 1951 at the age of 57.
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. Acheson Gosford Goulding, Infy., & R.F.C
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While escorting a bombing squadron, he attacked and drove down a hostile two-seater machine. He showed great determination and gallantry on many other occasions.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 28 Jan 1918 1130 17 Nieuport (5574) DFW C.V (CAP) 1 S of Angista
2 20 Mar 1918 0930 17 S.E.5a (B690) DFW C.V (CAP) 1 Cepista
3 24 Mar 1918 0700 17 S.E.5a (B690) Albatros D.III (OOC) Tolos
4 21 Apr 1918 1115 17 S.E.5a (B690) DFW C (OOC) 2 Barakli-Dzuma
5 25 Apr 1918 1000 17 S.E.5a (B690) DFW C (OOC) 3 Angista
6 10 May 1918 0800 150 S.E.5a (B28) Pfalz D.III (DES) 4 N of Livunovo
7 13 May 1918 0800 150 S.E.5a (B28) Albatros D.III (OOC) 5 Livunovo
8 28 May 1918 1500 150 S.E.5a (B690) DFW C (DESF) 6 E of Vardarhohe
9 18 Jun 1918 0750 150 S.E.5a (B163) Albatros D.V (DES) 5 N of Paljorca

1 Shared with Gerald Gibbs
2 Shared with Lt Leslie Hamilton
3 Shared with Lt Arthur Jarvis
4 Shared with Lt Charles Green
5 Shared with Capt Gerald Bell
6 Shared with Lt Frederick Travers
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