Born: June 1876 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Family: He was the eldest of six children born to Patrick Gaughan, a pedlar, and his wife Ellen Elizabeth Helen. No marriage can be traced for William.
Residence: In 1881 he lived with his family in Green End, Whitchurch; by 1891 they had moved to Barlow’s Yard, Whitchurch. In 1901 he was living at 33 Newtown, Whitchurch and in 1911 at 7 Castle Hill, Whitchurch. When he enlisted in 1915 he lived at 20 Moston Road, Moston, Manchester.
Employment: In 1891 he was a brickmaker; in 1901 a bricklayer’s labourer and in 1911 a bricklayer.
Died: In 1939 in Whitchurch, aged 63.
Regiment: Manchester Regiment
Service Number: 20/26236
Date of Enlistment: 13 August 1915
Date of Discharge: 17 January 1916
Reason for Discharge: Convicted of larceny in the civil courts and imprisoned