GOOCH, Alexander John

1901 - 1998

Alexander John Gooch, was born at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 13 July 1901, sixth of the seven surviving, of thirteen children of George Thomas Gooch, a gas fitter, and his wife Ann née Houston, who married at Lowestoft in 1898. In 1911, a 9 year old, living at 329 Raglan Street, Lowestoft with his parents, 36 year old George and 38 year old Ann, with six siblings, Maud 12, Harold 10, Frederick 7, Gladys 5, Elsie 3, and newly born Hilda, all born at Lowestoft. Educated at Lowestoft School of Science and Art. He married at Watford, Hertfordshire in 1938, Constance Beatrice M. Sainsbury (2 July 1903-1984) and in 1939, a school teacher, living at 45 Waveney Crescent, Lowestoft with his wife Constance. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1947-1950 from Lowestoft. He died at Lowestoft in 1998.