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Harold GOUGH

Regimental number440
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressBalmain Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Agnes Gough, Balmain Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date22 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For his admirable bravery and untiring energy during the operations near ZONNEBEKE from 26th/29th September, 1917. He was doing duty as linesman and his work during this period was magnificent, he repaired telephone lines under most intense artillery fire and as soon as our communications were broken, he immediately went out to repair them undeterred by the heaviest fire and without thought of his own safety. As a result of his unselfish courage and energy our communications were at no time down for longer than half an hour. This is a most deserving N.C.O. he merits recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 September 1984

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