Thomas Gauden was the son of William Gauden and attended Wollescote school. He volunteered for the Worcesters and joined the 4th Battalion who were selected for the Gallipoli campaign. They landed on the 25th April 1915 with little opposition but failed to make much progress against strong Turkish defences. Two major attacks were made at Krithia but met fierce resistance from the Turks. Fresh landings took place on the 6th August when the original troops, including the 4th Battalion, attempted to break out again at Krithia at the same time. Again, no progress was made and Private Thomas Gauden was among those killed in action on this day. He is commemorated on the Helles, Lye and Wollescote, Lye church and Wollescote school Memorials.
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