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Enoch Gough, Age 30

Private, 266730, 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment.

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Monmouthshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion Cap Badge.

Enoch was the son of Mrs Edgerton of 12 Dark Lane and the brother of Isaiah who had been killed in 1916, why he served under a different name is unknown but not uncommon during the First War. On his attestation papers his next of kin is listed as Albert Richard Edgerton Gough

He had served for 15 months with his regiment after enlisting under the Derby Scheme, which was a short lived attempt to get men to enlist for service, but carry on with their normal lives until called up for service as required by the armed forces, this was the last nationwide call for volunteers before conscription was introduced in 1916 Enoch prior to enlisting was an assistant banks man at the Stafford Colliery which was owned by the Lilleshall Company.

A report appeared in the Shrewsbury and Wellington Journal on June the 8th 1918, it was asking for any information about Enoch who had been reported as missing in action on April 12th of that year whilst serving with the Monmouthshire Regiment.

Gough E 266730 Edgerton Wall

Enoch had in fact been killed on that day in April and is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial to the missing on Panel 10

WWI Medal Rolls Index Card

WWI Medal Rolls Index Card

Commonwealth War Graves
Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial


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Victory Medal British War Medal