1895 – 1917

Charles was born in Colchester Essex in around 1895 to John Shuter Gough and Eliza Gough Nee Gunn who were married in 1891 in Colchester. At the time John Shuter Gough was serving in the Army and Eliza Gunn was employed as a Cook/Domestic.  Charles was one of  four children his siblings were Catherine Nellie born 1893 Harold Percy born 1897 and Millicent May Born 1899 all the children were born in Colchester. On the 1901 Census his father John Shuter Gough was the Relieving Officer and Registrar of Births, Marriages and Death, living at Bush Farm London Road Capel St Mary he died in 1907 at Woodbridge in Suffolk, at this time Charles attended Capel St Mary School. On the 1911 Census Charles is living with Ada Goddard in the Street Capel St Mary who’s son Frank was also killed during World War One, Charles’s occupation at that time is listed as a Kitchen Boy. By the time of Charles Henry’s death on the 5th May 1917 his mother was living back at Bush Farm Capel St Mary.

Charles had enlisted at Woodbridge in the Suffolk Yeomanry (The Duke of York’s own Loyal Suffolk Hussars) as Private 1807 Gough, by1916 The Suffolk Yeomanry were in Egypt as part of 3rd Dismounted Brigades on Suez Canal De-fences, his unit later became the 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment after conversion from cavalry to infantry in January 1917 and were placed under orders of 74th (Yeomanry Division). They saw action in the second Battle of Gaza between the 17th and 19th April 1917 and remained in action in Palestine until April 1918. Charles died in Egypt on 5th May 1917 of wounds he is Buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery Palestine Memorial.C.52

Charles is remembered on the plaque in St Mary’s Church Capel St Mary.

Charles was posthumously awarded:

  1. 1914-1918 British War Medal

  2. 1914-1919 Victory Medal

His next of Kin would also have received the Memorial Plaque and Scroll

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