Thomas Shirley Gooch

Name

Thomas Shirley Gooch

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

11/12/1918
54

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Commander
Royal Navy

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

BROOKWOOD CEMETERY
182599.
United Kingdom

UK Memorials

Memorial Plaque, St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon
Memorial Plaque, Memorial Hall, Bovingdon

Pre War

Born in 1864 in St James, London and baptised in Thorley, Hertfordshire on 1 Jul 1864 son of Thomas Gooch, J.P. and Emma Gooch. Lived at Bovingdon Green House in 1871. He married Amy St. John Etheridge in 1899 in St James, Piccadilly and had one son. Joined the Navy in 1877 at H.M.S. Britannia, Midshipman in 1880, Sub-Lieutenant in 1884 and Lieutenant in 1887. Served in Egyptian Campaign (1882-89). Resigned to the Emergency List of Officers in 1901 but his commission was restored in 1914.

Wartime Service

He was appointed to the Inspectorate of steel as Commander in Apr 1915. He was killed as a result of an accident while on duty at Elswick Works, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Dick West