James Gough

First Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Gough
Date of Birth: 
Monday, May 7, 1883
Mother's Name: 
Bridget (nee Galvin)
Father's Name: 
James Gough
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, October 21, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
3rd Battalion
Company: 
A Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, August 7, 1915
Place of Death: 
Lone Pine Gallipoli
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

James Gough (Service No 1123 or 2123) was born in Braidwood, NSW and was a single 31 year old labourer working at Port Kembla when he enlisted. Both his parents were deceased by this time and his brother Nicholas was listed as next of kin.

He embarked on HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22nd December 1914 with 1st Reinforcements 3rd Battalion. After training in Egypt he sailed for Gallipoli arriving on 25th April. He survived the early battles but was killed during the Lone Pine Battle between the 7th and 12th August. James is buried in the Lone Pine Cemetery but his grave is not identified.

One or the other Service Numbers noted above are used in his records.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, GOUGH J

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