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Brigadier General Sir JOHN EDMOND GOUGH

Regiment & Unit/Ship

General Staff

A.D.C. to H.M. The King. Chief of Staff, First Army

Date of Death

Died 22 February 1915

Age 43 years old

Buried or commemorated at

ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION

II. A. 7.

France

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Headstone Placeholder
  • Secondary Unit, Regiment late Rifle Brigade
  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross, Knight Commander of the Bath, Companion of St. Michael and St. George, Twice Mentioned in Despatches
  • Additional Info Son of Gen. Sir Charles Gough, V.C., G.C.B.; husband of Lady Gough, of 4, Upper Harley St., Regent's Park, London.
  • Additional Citation note

    V.C. won Somaliland, 1903. An extract from the London Gazette dated 15th January 1904 records the following: "During the action at Daratoleh, on 22nd April last, Major Gough assisted Captains Walker and Rolland in carrying back the late Captain Bruce (who had been mortally wounded) and preventing that Officer from falling into the hands of the enemy. Captains Walker and Rolland have already been awarded the Victoria Cross for their gallantry on this occasion, but Major Gough (who was in command of the column) made no mention of his own conduct, which has only recently been brought to notice."

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