Regiment : 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 16301
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds on 27th December 1917
Buried : Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium, Grave IV. A. 2.
Birthplace : Born and resident Inkberrow, Worcestershire, enlisted Redditch, Worcestershire
Memorial : Inkberrow St Peter's Church
Also appears on : Inkberrow Council School.
The birth of William Gough is registered in the March Quarter 1896 under the Alcester Registration District.
The Cottage, Inkberrow, Worcester
Richard Gough, head, age 56, Agent for the Blind Tea Agency, born Grafton, Warwickshire
Sarah A. Gough, wife, age 60, married 36 years, 11 children, 10 living, 1 died, Gloveress, born Flyford Flavel, Worcestershire
Ernest Gough, son, age 24, Waggoner on farm, born Inkberrow, Worcestershire
James Gough, son, age 19, Farm labourer, born Inkberrow, Worcestershire
William Gough, son, age 15, Farm labourer, born Inkberrow, Worcestershire
Elsie Gough, daughter, age 13, born Inkberrow, Worcestershire
The following information is courtesy and copyright of Ben Chinnick-Hughes, Great Grandson of William Gough:
William Gough married Leonora Toms (born in Looe c1894) on 6th July 1915 at the Registry Office in Liskeard, Cornwall (GRO reference Sep 1915 Gough William, Toms Liskeard 5c 116). They met when the 13th Worcestershire Regiment were training in Looe, Cornwall.
They had one son together:
Vivian William Gough (known as Ian) who was born on 26th September 1915 in Cliftonville, Shutta Road, East Looe. (GRO ref Births Dec 1915, Gough, Vivian W, mother’s maiden name: Toms, Liskeard 5c 82). He went on to be a teacher and later a Headteacher. He fought in World War II and had 3 daughters.
A photograph of Private W. Gough of Inkberrow can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 2nd March 1918, available at Worcestershire Archives.