1776-1786 Revolutionary War
—– This is but a partial list of those Golden’s that served. Names have been standardized to Golden via a search routine that normalizes names; this is not something that I did. For example, my grandfather is listed as Richard Golden but his actual name was Golding … and some of his records listed him as Goolding, Goulding and Gilden.
++ indicates that this Golden is known to be a relative
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1812, War of – Caleb Golding (1780-1855), son of Richard Golding (1744-1788).
1812, War of – Tucker’s Regiment SC Militia
Golden, Thomas, Corporal
Golding, James Jr., Private
Golding, Reuben, Private
Golding, Thomas, Private
— SOURCE: Volunteers, Microfilm ID M652, Record Group 94, National Archives
1812, War of – Isaac Goldan/Goldin (listed as both), Private, Austin’s Regiment SC Militia // Source
186X Private John W. Golding, Virginia, 23rd Battalion, Virginia Infantry, CSA.
186X Cpl Thomas Golding 19th NC Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia, Virginia Division, 1st Brigade // Descendent: Capt Kenneth Golden // Source
1861-1864 Augustus C. Golding , U.S. Army, was born in Greenwich, Connecticut on 20 November 1833. He moved to New York and enlisted as a carpenter. Golding enlisted in the Union Army on 23 November 1861 at Fort Hamilton, New York, and served as a sergeant in Co. G., 1st Battalion, 12th U.S. Infantry, 1861-1864. He fought mostly in Virginia and Maryland, returning to Maryland three times between 1863-1864 to defend it. After two months hospitalization in Pennsylvania and a furlough in New York, Golding returns to Virginia in November 1864 to fight until his discharge on 22 November 1864 at Elmira, New York. After the war Golding resided in Fordham, New York, until his move to Norwalk, Connecticut, on 5 March 1866. On 6 August 1886 Golding was appointed postmaster at Norwalk, Connecticut. He died on 8 April 1915. Left extensive documents, diaries and writings; see this link for more info.
1940-1945 William Gerald Golding (1983 Nobel Prize for Literature) joined the Royal Navy in 1940. During World War II, Golding fought in the Royal Navy (on board a destroyer) briefly involved in the pursuit and sinking of the German battleship Bismarck. He also participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day, commanding a landing ship that fired salvoes of rockets onto the beaches, and then in a naval action at Walcheren in which 23 out of 24 assault craft were sunk. At the war’s end, he returned to teaching and writing.
1950 PFC Bernard Golding, U.S. Army, KIA on July 20, 1950 in Korea while serving with 34th Inf Reg, 24th Inf Div // Service Number: RA15274162 // Born Oct 16, 1929 at Slate Fork, Raleigh, West Virginia. Source.
1959-1995 Col Wayne Larry Golding, USAF was born on 6 March 1940 in Thomasville, Georgia. An interview of his military career is available online (PDF on file); go to this link.
1974-1996 CWO William David Golden (1956-living), U.S. Army. MOS 26L 98G 352C 982A. Service in Germany and Japan. Born on Feb 11, 1956 at Norfolk, Virginia.