Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
William Gough was born at Wistanstow near Craven Arms in 1891 and was baptised at Wistanstow Parish Church on 23rd August. He was the son of William Gough, a labourer, and his wife Elizabeth. In 1901 the family were living in Dinchope, near Craven Arms.
According to Fallen Heroes William was employed as an under keeper to Viscount Boyne.
William was living in Ditton Priors when he enlisted at Shrewsbury. He was probably already a member of the Shropshire Yeomanry (a territorial cavalry unit). He served with the 6th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry and was killed in action on 20th September, 1917 during the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge. He is buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery.
Private William Gough 26550 KSLI (formerly 2135 Shropshire Yeomanry) was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
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