Born: 1870 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Family: He was the third of at least seven children born to John Gaughan, a licenced hawker, and his wife Ellen. No marriage can be found for him.
Residence: In 1871 his family were living in Folly Lane, Yardington, Whitchurch. Ten years later they had moved to Barlow`s Yard, High Street, Whitchurch. In 1891 he was living and working at Blue Bache stables, Newhall, Cheshire. By 1901 he had moved to Gorstage Hall, Weaverham, Cheshire.
Employment: On the 1891 and 1901 Censuses his occupation was a stableman and on his Attestation in 1915 a groom.
Died: Not known
Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps
Service Number: T4/143606
Date of Enlistment: 14 October 1915
Date of Discharge: 4 January 1918
Reason for Discharge: No longer physically fit for war service
Other Information: His brother, William, also served in WW1.