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David Hough was born in 1890 at Newark and was the son of the late William Thomas Hough a blacksmith and Emily Laura Hough née Holt of 5 Jubilee Street Newark. His father William Thomas was born in 1859 at Coddington, he died in 1904 at Newark, he was 45 yrs of age and his mother Emily Laura Holt was born in 1861 at North Muskham, they were married in 1879 their marriage was recorded in the Southwell Registration area. They went on to have 10 children sadly 4 were to die in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were, Jessie b1885 Nottingham, Mabel b1887 Nottingham, David b1890 Newark, Agnes b1893 Newark, Ada b1895 Newark and Cyril Hough b1898 at Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at 5 Jubilee Street, Newark and are shown as Emily Laura 50 yrs a widow, she is living with her children, Jessie 26 yrs a corset boner, David 20 yrs a grocers assistant, Agnes 18 yrs a bodice hand, Ada 16 yrs a finisher and Cyril 12 yrs a scholar. David married his wife Elizabeth Wright on 20th August 1914 at the parish church at Farndon, Newark, they went on to have 2 children, Gladys Ida born 24th December 1914 and David Leslie born 10th January 1916, he died on 29th April 1916 at 85 Lime Grove, Newark, he died of influenza. The family later lived at 17 Jubilee Street, Newark.
He was a grocer's assistant.
26 Jun 1918
895594 - CWGC Website
Machine Gun Corps
Private David Hough attested on 12th December 1915 at Mansfield, he gave his age as 25 yrs and 229 days, his address as 33 Garden Road, Mansfield, his occupation was that of a grocers assistant, his next of kin was his wife Elizabeth Hough of the same address. He was posted to the reserves the following day. He was mobilised for war on 18th April 1916 and arrived at he depot at Derby the following day and was posted tot he 13th battalion Sherwood Foresters and issued with the service number 43496. He embarked for France on 5th August 1916 and on 27th November 1916 he transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. He served with them until 29th December 1916 when he was admitted to 46th Casualty Clearing Station with influenza. He was then transferred to the 2nd Australian General Hospital on 5th January 1917. He was returned to England on the Hospital Ship Glennart Castle on 15th January 1917. Following treatment and recovery in England he again embarked from Southampton on 13th January 1918 landing the following day at Le Harve. Returning to his unit, 267 Company Machine Gun Corps he was reported missing on 21st March 1918 and it was later discovered he had been taken prisoner by the Germans. It was reported that he died of exhaustion and internal catarrh at 5am on 26th June 1918 at the camp hospital at Stendale, Germany. He is buried at Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Berlin, Germany.
Article published 16th October 1918 in the Newark Advertiser :- Eldest son of late Mr W.T. Hough & Mrs Hough, 5 Jubilee Street, Newark. Born in Newark and attended Christ Church Day and Sunday Schools. Afterwards employed at the Home & Colonial Stores, Newark. Later went to Mansfield, from which town he joined the Notts. & Derbys. and was subsequently transferred to the M.G.C. He went to France two years ago, but was invalided home sufferring from trench fever. For a long time he was at Grantham on light duty and returned to France just after Christmas. Some months ago his wife received a card, stating that he was a prisoner in Germany, in July he was at Stendal. Died in hospital of exhaustion and internal catarrah. In addition to his wife and widowed mother, he leaves a little girl, nearly four years old.
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