Other names: Arthur William
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireBruton. SomersetCeylon (Sri Lanka)South AfricaFrance & FlandersGermanyHersham, Surrey
Story: Arthur William Gough was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 30 Aug 1880 the son of Elizabeth Annie Gough (no father named). Elizabeth eventually married an Albert Smith. By 1891 Arthur was living in Bruton, Somerset. He enlisted on 12 Oct 1896 and joined the Army Service Corps (Service No. S/22425) and served in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and South Africa being awarded the Meritorious Service Medal as well as various campaign medals. He married Emily Jane Chant at the Wincanton Registry Office, Wincanton, Somerset, on 19 Dec 1905. At the outbreak of WW1 he served in France and Flanders where he was awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct Medal and was eventually promoted to Staff Quartermaster Sergeant (Warrant Officer Class II). Following the Armistice he also served in Germany. He was eventually discharged on full pension on 17 Sep 1919 and was further awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914 /1915 Star. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 11 Green Lane Avenue, Hersham, Surrey, working as a Jobbing Gardener. He died on 6 May 1952 and was buried at St. Peters Church, Hersham, Surrey, on 10 May 1952.