Henry Murray MCGOUGH

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MCGOUGH, Henry Murray

Service Numbers: 1981, 1980
Enlisted: 10 February 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Blumberg, South Australia, 3 September 1895
Home Town: Birdwood (formerly Blumberg), Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Blumberg Primary (most likely)
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Killed in action, France, 4 September 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Burred at Morquet Farm
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Birdwood Blumerg (Blumberg) Roll of Honor, Birdwood WW1 & WW2 Soldier's Memorial, Gumeracha Our Fallen Heroes WW1 Honour Board, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

10 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
20 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1981, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
20 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1981, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Adelaide
4 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1980, 50th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE M. McGOUGH.

Mrs. T. McGough, of Blumberg, has been advised that her son, Private Murray McGough, has been killed in action in France. He was born in 1895 and enlisted in February, 1915. He left for Egypt in the following April, spent nine months in the trenches at Gallipoli, and after the evacuation was sent to France, where he was killed on September 4. Before enlisting he was a member of the Blumberg Rifle Club." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 18 Nov 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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Biography contributed by Aberfoyle Park High School

"THE LATE PRIVATE M. McGOUGH.

Mrs. T. McGough, of Blumberg, has been advised that her son, Private Murray McGough, has been killed in action in France. He was born in 1895 and enlisted in February, 1915. He left for Egypt in the following April, spent nine months in the trenches at Gallipoli, and after the evacuation was sent to France, where he was killed on September 4. Before enlisting he was a member of the Blumberg Rifle Club." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 18 Nov 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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