James was born in Whitchurch in 1884, the third son of the late Patrick and the late Ellen Gaughan of 33, Newtown Street, Whitchurch.
James worked as a House Painter before enlisting in 1915.
James was the brother of Patrick Gaughan, who was killed in action in 1917.
Regiment : 7th (Service) Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Rank : Private
Service Number : 14403
Died of Wounds; France 15th July 1916 Age 32