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David (alias David Kelly) Gough

Birth: 28/2/1883
Regiment: 210819 Able Seaman Royal Navy

 

On 28/2/1901 David signed up for 12 years, gaining fraudulent entry, having given a false age and entered the Navy without his parents' permission, but he was retained in the services. He had been a steel smelter, was 5'3/4" high, when he joined, had brown hair & , a fresh complexion. He had a large burn on his left forearm. He joined Impregnable on 28/1/1904, then served on other ships. He joined R7R Portsmouth & during the war served on Pembroke, Jupiter, Victory & Vernon until March 1918. Post-war gratuity.

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