GAUGHT, Albert Edward

No.1975, Private, Albert Edward GAUGHT
Aged 31

88th (1st East Anglian) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps
Died of his Wounds on Thursday, 24th June 1915

Albert Edward Gaught was born in Bardwell (Thingoe Q2-1884 4A:655) son of Wallace Arthur and Emily GAUGHT (née RIDGEON).

1891 census...Aged 6, he was at 3 Spring Road, Bardwell with his father Wallace GAUGHT [32] grocer/woodman, born Sapiston; his mother Emily [33]; brothers Arthur [8] and Harry [3]; sisters Rose [2] and Ada [8 months]. All except his father were born in Bardwell.

1901 census...Aged 16, journeyman butcher, he was at Upstreet, Bardwell with his parents, brothers Arthur (woodman), Harry (journeyman bricklayer), Percy [9] and Cecil [4] both born Bardwell; sister Rose and Ada.

1911 census...Aged 26, a butcher, he was at The Shop, Upstreet, Bardwell with his parents; brothers Arthur (woodman), Frederick Harry (bricklayer) and Alfred Cecil (blacksmith's apprentice); sister Ada.

He enlisted in Ipswich.
Died of his wounds in Alexandria. The extract below from the Bury Free Press is the only indication found as to the circumstances

photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Albert Gaught is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery grave L:57

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