Dermot Humphrey Gough

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: British Army 10th Hussars

Medals: British War Medal, Military Cross, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Lieutenant

Parents: Col. the Hon. George Hugh Gough and the Hon. Hilda Eva Gough

Home address: 13 Grosvenor Place, London

Date of birth: 28/12/1896

Date of death: 07/10/1919

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Little Badminton (St. Michael And All Angels) Churchyard

Age: 22

Further information:

Dermot was the youngest child of five. He had four brothers and a sister and came from a distinguished military family with both father and grandfather earning distinction in battle. Dermot's father died when he was just 3 years old and all four brothers fought in WW1. One brother Harold was killed in action in 1916 and another George was wounded.

Dermot was awarded the Military Cross in July 1918 "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in command of a squadron. After his squadron leader had been wounded, he maintained his position, although troops on his flank had given way. Later, in charge of a patrol, he displayed great courage and skill in ascertaining, under heavy machine-gun fire, the dispositions of the enemy and sending back a most valuable report"

Dermot died in a Bath nursing home from peritonitis, thought to have been related to a war injury. He had been staying at Badminton Vicarage and hunting with the Duke of Beaufort's hunt when he was suddenly taken seriously ill. He died two days after his admission to the nursing home.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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