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Horace Leslie Gough (1890–1917)

Horace Leslie Gough, n.d. photographer unknown

Horace Leslie Gough, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

HORACE LESLIE GOUGH was born at Bathurst, New South Wales, on 23rd December, 1890, the son of Mr. Henry Alexander Gough and Mrs. Amy Margaretta Gough. He was educated at East Maitland.

He entered the Bank’s service at Armidale, New South Wales, on 4th April, 1907; was transferred to Narrabri as ledger-keeper in August, 1911; to Moree, in June, 1913; and to Forbes as teller in January, 1916.

Horace Gough enlisted on 20th November, 1916, in the 6th Reinforcements Light Trench Mortar Battery, A.I.F., transferring later to the 36th Battalion. He went to France and took part in the Battle of Passchendaele. When his corporal was wounded Private Gough took charge of the section, and was himself wounded by a machine gun bullet. He dropped into a shell-hole full of water and was pulled out by a comrade, who left him in order to rejoin his company. He was not seen again, and though at first reported “missing” was afterwards officially reported as “killed in action” on 12th October, 1917.

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Horace Leslie Gough, n.d. photographer unknown

Horace Leslie Gough, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

Life Summary [details]

Birth

23 October, 1890
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

Death

12 October, 1917 (aged 26)
Ypres, Belgium

Cause of Death

killed in action

Religious Influence

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