Gough, John Bolle Tyndale


He was the only son of Hubert Gough and Alicia Jane Gough of Waltham Cross – his mother was a niece of Warden Godfrey Bolles Lee – and entered Culverlea from the Reverend J.L. Ogle’s school in Winchester. He became a solicitor and practiced for many years at Waltham Abbey. In 1905, he took a commission from the 1st Volunteer Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. He had always been a keen student of military affairs and his leisure time was spent either with his battalion or with the Church Lads’ Brigade. During the war he served with the 3rd Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment and later in Mesopotamia attached to the Buffs but was invalided home. At his own request he was allowed to rejoin his old regiment in France in November 1917. He fell in action on March 22nd 1918, at the village of Sainte Emilie, north-west of Peronne, while attempting with his party to cover the retreat of the battalion.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Gough
  • Forenames or initials: John Bolle Tyndale
  • House: G
  • Years in School: 1894-1897
  • Rank: Major
  • Regiment: Hertfordshire Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 21st June 1880
  • Date of Death: 22nd March 1918
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer A3
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: STE. EMILIE VALLERY CEMETERY, VILLERS-FAUCON: Grave II.B.4