77th (Manchester) Company, 8th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry.
Trooper Fred Gough, a grocer from Ardwick, Manchester, enlisted in the 77th Company on 21.2.1901. This Company was designated a 'Special Corps' as it was not raised by the central Yeomanry Committee but, rather, by local initiative. Gough served in South Africa from 21.3.1901 and like so many Yeomen was eventually struck down by disease. He was taken ill with enteric fever in March 1902 and evacuated on the Hospital Ship S.S. Nubia in June. Incarcarated in the Royal Victoria Hospital Netley, for a month, he made a full recovery and was discharged on 7.7.1902.