Private Edward Thomas Gooch

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

6 Sep 1918


Diamond Foundry, Luton

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

5 New Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Chocques Military Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Civilian


The Luton News , 3rd October 1918
Pte Edward Thomas Gooch

Pte Edward Thomas Gooch, 36023, 8th Battalion Gloucester Regiment, was killed in action while serving with a Lewis Gun team in France on September 6th, 1918. He was aged 19 and single.

A Second Lieutenant wrote to his bereaved mother Annie at 5 New Street, Luton, that her son and his pals were all together when shells came over. Only one of the team survived.

Edward had joined up on May 20th, 1917, at the age of 18, and underwent ten months' training in England. He was drafted to France at Easter 1918 and served there until his death.

Luton-born Edward was a son of Richmond Charles and Annie Gooch, who in 1911 were living at 22 St Ann's Road, Luton, with three sons. Edward was employed at the Diamond Foundry before being call up.

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Pte Edward Thomas Gooch

Author: Deejaya

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