David Newbold Gaussen (Ju. 1903-04)


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Lieutenant, Bedfordshire Regiment
Born: July 25th
Died: July 31st 1916

Age at Death: 23

Killed in action, France, July 31st 1916.
Went to Berkhamsted School. Son of Rev. C.E. Gaussen, Vicar of St Mary's, Brighton. Brother to J.M. Gaussen (BC Reg. 3127).

A donation to the memorial statue has been made in honour of this soldier by a New House Old Brightonian.

David Newbold Gaussen (Junior House 1903-1904)

David Gaussen was born on 25th July 1893 in Liverpool. He was the eldest son and third child of the Rev, Charles Edward Gaussen, who lived for a time in Crowborough but later described his occupation as ‘curing souls’ in Northchurch, Hertfordshire, and his wife Mary. After spending a brief period at the College his family moved to Hertfordshire and Gaussen went to Berkhampstead School for seven years. He then then went up to Oxford where he was President of the Oxford University Athletics Club and represented the British Universities in a 4x1mile relay team which beat the American Universities by a foot in a competition which took place in Spring 1914.

Following the outbreak of war he received a commission in the 9th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. During the Somme campaign he sustained wounds on 30th July 1916 in during the Battle of Delville Wood and died from his wounds the next day.

His grave is in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery, Dernancourt, France.

Source: LEST WE FORGET Project, Brighton College 2014-15

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