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Pte 55214 Arther Gough 2nd Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers. Killed in action 22 May 1917. Buried at Arras Memorial Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref Bay 6.

Image from newspaper cutting Montgomeryshire Express 7 May 1917. Report transcribed: Private Arther Gough. A small cross marks the grave where 4 British soldiers are sleeping, amongst whom is Pte A Gough of Montgomeryshire Yeomanry, son of Mr and Mrs Gough of Cloddia Farm who with his companions went out scouting on May 22nd. They were killed instantly by a shell. The officers and men of his company speak well of his noble and gallant conduct and send their deepest sympathy to his sorrowing parents.Private Gough before the war worked on his father's farm but joined the Yeomanry in Sept 1914 and went out with a draft last December. He was only 22. Montgomeryshire County Times report of 27 July 1918 concerning the death of the father of Arther Gough - William Gough - of Red House, Guilsfield in a timber accident. His son Arther Gough was killed in action in France on May 22nd 1917. Two of his other sons are also serving. The deceased died whilst unloading timber on to a barge at Mardy Bridge, Ardleen.

This image is a sample from a folder of research undertaken by Mrs Jones into the men named on the war memorial (1914-1919) of Guilsfield parish (near Welshpool, Montgomeryshire - now Powys, in Wales). The names include: Frank Arthur, Ernest Charlton, Edward Evans, Robert Evans, Fred Evans, Charles Galliers, Robert Gainsford, Edward Griffiths,John Higgins, Edwin Jones, James Jones, Charles Jones, William Jones, Alan Langlands, Edward Lloyd, John Lloyd, Richard Morgan, Edward Morris, John Owen, Evan Phillips, Herbert Trevor, David E. Bailey, Herbert Bailey, Arthur Gough, Charles Jones, George R. Jones, Arthur T. Lewis, Mathew W.H. Morris, Richard D.H. Mytton, Gruffydd V. Trevor. Representing a number of regiments of the army, also the Royal Navy and the Royal Flying Corps. Also evident is the volunteers who joined up early in the war, as well as the tribunals which decided that even though farming was a reserved occupation that man-power being so scarce some men would be compelled to join the army, leaving their families, their aging fathers, mothers, sisters and younger siblings to continue to provide food for the war effort - an insight into the home-front in rural Wales.



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Gough, Arther


22nd May 1917

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