Brigadier GeneralGOUGH, Sir JOHN EDMOND

Died 22/02/1915

Aged 43

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

late
Rifle Brigade

V C, K C B, C M G, Twice Mentioned in Despatches

Son of Gen. Sir Charles Gough, V.C., G.C.B.; husband of Lady Gough, of 4, Upper Harley St., Regent's Park, London.

Citation

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."

Buried at ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION

Location: Nord, France
Number of casualties: 831

Cemetery/memorial reference: II. A. 7.

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.