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Swinton Yorkshire
He was the husband of Annie (née Simms) Gough whom he married on 15th April 1902 in the Wesleyan Chapel at Sutton in Ashfield and the father of John Simms Gough born 23rd February 1914. In 1911 they lived on Alfreton Road and later at 10 Welbeck Street (both Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire).
He was an insurance collector.
31 Dec 1917
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Air Mechanic 3rd Class
Royal Flying Corps
Air Mechanic 3rd class Isaiah Gough, attested on 11th December 1915, he was placed into the reserves the following day. He was mobilised for war and enlisted on 10th October 1917 at South Farnborough, he gave his age as 39 yrs and 48 days, he was an insurance agent living at Sutton in Ashfield. He served with the Royal Flying Corps, he died after the H.M.T. Osmaniah struck a mine off Alexandria and sank on 31st December 1917. His death was confirmed on 12th February 1918. His name is commemorated on the Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery
On Monday, December 17, 1917, the Osmanieh under the command of 38-year-old Lieutenant Commander David Richard Mason with soldiers and medical personnel left Southampton and set a course for Alexandria with a stopover in the southern Italian port city of Taranto. Taranto was reached on December 28, Alexandria on December 31st. Even before the harbour entrance, the steamer was amidships on the starboard side at the position 31°10′8″N 29°48′3″E in a minefield left a few days earlier by the German submarine SM UC-34 commanded by Oberleutnant zur See, Horst Obermueller. The ship sank in five to seven minutes, killing 209 people, including Commander Mason, two ship officers, 21 crew members, a Royal Navy officer, 166 other ranks and the eight nurses of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) The day before, the troop-carrier Aragon and the destroyer HMS Attack had been sunk with torpedoes at about the same spot on SM UC-34. 610 people died on the HMT Aragon and 10 on HMS Attack. Some of the victims of these sinkings are buried at the Alexandria Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, where nameplates remain. However, several hundred were never found.
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