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George Frederick GOULD

ReligionBaptist
OccupationWarehouseman
Address7 Balfour Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ada Jane Gould, 7 Balfour Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


General good work and gallantry under fire. Fine example at Le Barque and Ligny.
Recommendation date: 1 March 1917

Unspecified


Set a splendid example of coolness and cheerfulness under heavy fire at Meteren on 23 April 1918.
Recommendation date: 24 April 1918

Military Cross


By personal bravery and example enabled valuable services to be rendered by his Company. (Near Boursies 9 April 1917).
Recommendation date: "8-13 April 1917"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his men with great gallantry and initiative in the face of heavy fire, driving back the enemy and consolidating the position. He set a splendid example of courage and coolness throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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