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  • Photograph courtesy of Pauline Armstong, Nottinghamshire Law Society.
Person Details
Ketteringm Northamptonshire
He was the son of John Alfred Gotch M.A. (Hons.) Oxon. F.S.A., F.R.I.B.A J.P and Annie Gotch of Weekley Rise, Kettering (CWGC). He was the brother of Hester Perry Gotch and the grandson of Sarah Roby Perry and nephew of John Thorpe Perry and Francis Thorpe Perry. A cousin, Lieutenant Philip Joseph Crook, Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry, was killed or died 7 November 1917 and is buried in Gaza War Cemetery.
He was a solicitor articled to JT Perry of Nottingham.
01 Jul 1916
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786570 - CWGC Website
Captain (Adjt)
  • MD MD Mentioned in Despatches
7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He was mobilized in August 1914 in the 7th Battalion and served at home until February 1915 when he went to France. He was promoted temporary captain and adjutant in July 1915, and to captain in July 1916. Gotch was MID January 1st 1916. On July 1st 1916 under an intense barrage he was wounded in the wrist close to the German wire but went to the assistance of a runner who was struggling to lay a telephone wire. He was again wounded this time mortally. His Brigadier General described Gotch as 'one of the finest officers in the brigade'. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Dedication family memorial window, High Pavement Unitarian Church: 'To the Glory of God and in proud and affectionate memory of Roby Myddleton Gotch and Philip Joseph Crook who gave their lives in the Great War this window is erected by Sarah Roby Perry, John Thorpe Perry and Francis Thorpe Perry, their grandmother and uncles, Anno Domini 1919'
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  • Photograph courtesy of Pauline Armstong, Nottinghamshire Law Society.
    Roby Myddleton Gotch - Photograph courtesy of Pauline Armstong, Nottinghamshire Law Society.
  • Stained glass window by EC Kempe & Co in Nottingham Unitarian Chapel, High Pavement, in memory of Roby Myddleton Gotch and Philip Joseph Crook.  A two light window, (LH) St Michael (RH) Sir Galahad and scroll inscribed: ‘Galahad faithful knight. His strength was as the strength of ten because his heart was pure.' Photograph Rachel Farrand
    WMA reported completed 30 December 2011 - Stained glass window by EC Kempe & Co in Nottingham Unitarian Chapel, High Pavement, in memory of Roby Myddleton Gotch and Philip Joseph Crook. A two light window, (LH) St Michael (RH) Sir Galahad and scroll inscribed: ‘Galahad faithful knight. His strength was as the strength of ten because his heart was pure.' Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • From Nottinghamshire Law Society's Roll of Honour.
    - From Nottinghamshire Law Society's Roll of Honour.