Captain John MAUGHAN
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Captain John MAUGHAN

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Captain John MAUGHAN

Captain John MAUGHAN
Captain John MAUGHAN
Photo taken from the Marlborough College Roll of Honour

Captain John MAUGHAN.

4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of John and Annie Maughan, of Jervaulx, Middleham, Yorks. Killed on 17 February 1916. Aged 26.
The following information is taken from the Marlborough College Roll of Honour;-
"Son of J Maughan Esq., Jervaulx, Yorks, was born on January 4th 1890, and was at Marlborough College (C.2) from September 1903 to March 1908. After leaving he worked with Messrs Addleshaw of Manchester.
When war broke out he already had a Commission in the 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Territorial) and in November 1914 he was promoted to Captain. In April 1915v he landed in France and wa sin action at Ypres a few days after. He was mentioned in despatches and was killed at Poperinghe on February 17th 1916."
The following biographical information is taken from Robert Coulson's "Biographies of Yorkshire Regiment Officers";-
"John Maughan was born at Abbey Hill, Jervaulx in Yorkshire on January 4th 1890.
From 1903 to 1908 he attended Marlborough College where he was an active member of the Officer Training Corps.
After college he followed a military career and was commissioned into the 4th Battalion in 1908. By November 1914 he had risen to the rank of Captain and in April of 1915 he travelled with the 4th Battalion to France.
His war was mainly spent in the Ypres Salient seeing action at the 2nd Battle of Ypres and being present during the great German gas attack on Whit Monday 1915 when the battalion were in trenches astride the Menin Road at Hooge.
In February of 1916 the battalion were in the line close to Hill 60 to the south east of Ypres when in actions known as the “Operations at the Bluff” Captain John Maughan was killed in action on February 17th 1916 aged 26."

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