Born: 1884, Sotterley, Suffolk.
Died: 24th August 1914; age 30; KiA – in the field. Served 10 years & 128 days.
Missing from battalion since 24th August 1914. Edward was officially declared KiA after one year – evidence of death – unofficial source – Identity Disc.
Residence: Bramford, Suffolk.
Enlistment Details: Location: Manchester, Lancashire; Date: 19th April 1904; Age: 20 years & 1 month; Occupation: Farm Labourer. Next of Kin: father – George Gooch, of Church Lane, Bramford, Suffolk. Height: 5ft 6 1/4ins, fresh complexion, grey eyes & light brown hair. Burn scar on right forearm.
Home: 19th Febraury 1904 – 19th September 1904
India: 20th September 1904 – 1st Febraury 1912
Home: 2nd February 1912 – 13th August 1914
B.E.F. – France: 14th August 1914 – 24th August 1914.
Date of Entry Therein: 16th August 1914.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 7511; Regiment: Cheshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.
La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial,
Edward was 28 years old, a Soldier ranked Private for the 2nd battalion of the Cheshire Regiment – He was absent from the barracks on the night of the census.
On the 23rd April 1921, Edward Gooch, of 64, Surbiton Road, Ipswich received his late son’s Clasp to 1914 Star.
Cheshire Regiment, 1st Battalion: