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William GOUGH

Regimental number3344
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBalmain Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Agnes Gough, Balmain Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name6th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 24 November 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

For conspicuous gallantry in rescuing a wounded man under heavy fire.
Recommendation date: 24 July 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Work near Westhoek on 17 and 18 September 1917.
Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was assisting large working parties carrying materials and constructing a duckboard track to forward position. The enemy's shell fire was very heavy, and some of the parties became disorganized. On each occasion he rallied the parties, and so inspired them by his courage and example that they completed the very important work on which they were engaged. On one occasion, when the work was finished, he went into heavy barrage to rescue a wounded man, and carried him 500 yards to the aid post. He showed the greatest gallantry and disregard of danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Date of death21 April 1944

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