Born: March 1881, Sotterley, Suffolk.

Died: 24th August 1914; age 33; 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: Church Lane, Bramford, Suffolk.

Occupation: a Farm Labourer. 

Enlistment Details: Location: Manchester, Lancashire; Date: 19th April 1904; Age: 23 years & 1 month. 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.


Memorial Reference:

La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial,






1881   Sotterley, Suffolk.

Edward was 1 month old and living with his parents & sisters.

Edward Gooch, 28, a Farrier’s Horseman & Agricultural Labourer, born Henley, Suffolk.

Agnes Gooch (nee Turner), 24, born Hemingstone, Suffolk.

Ellen Elizabeth Gooch, 6, born Henley.

Rosetta Gooch, 3, born Henley.

Cecila Susan Gooch, 2, born Sotterley.


1891   6, South Wood Lane, Sotterley, Suffolk.

Edward was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edward, 39, an Agricultural Labourer.

Agnes, 36.

Cecila, 12.

George Ernest Gooch, 8, born Sotterley.

Agnes Lily Gooch, 6, born Sotterley.

Frederick Gooch, 4, born Sotterley.

Ethel Sarah Gooch, 2, born Sotterley.


1911   India

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.


Soldiers’ Effects to Edward Gooch – father.


Cheshire Regiment, 1st Battalion:



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