9th July 1915 – Remembering – John J GOUGH

J J Gough
2nd Corp. 122 John (Jack) Gough

 

 2nd Corp. 122 John (Jack) Joseph Gough

2nd Corp. 122 John (Jack) Joseph Gough or JJ,  was born at No 4 Bent st Paddington, Sydney.

JJ was one of 29 soldiers who all came from Bent street , a narrow thoroughfare in Paddington Sydney which consisted of only 30 houses .

When he enlisted at 25 year of age he was a steam engine driver and his skills and level of responsibility meant he was quickly promoted to lance corporal within a few weeks of enlisting and then later promoted to 2nd Corporal in January 1915.

On landing day at Gallipoli , Jack Gough was reportedly on the 3rd boat ashore, and was dodging bullets all the way onto the beach. He was shot twice through his pack and through a part of his clothing.  A lucky escape for “JJ” on this day, unfortunately 9 weeks later JJ was Killed in Action… circumstances unknown.

He is remembered forever more…………….. JJ has his own page…..please read more.

 “Sleeps on Gallipoli Peninsula”

Anzac memorial Cross
His name is 3rd on the famous cross at Gallipoli.

 

 

 

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Roll of Honour name projection

John Joseph Gough’s name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Tue 11 August, 2015 at 3:57 am
  • Wed 30 September, 2015 at 12:47 am
  • Sat 28 November, 2015 at 11:30 pm
  • Wed 27 January, 2016 at 2:02 am
  • Fri 25 March, 2016 at 12:41 am
  • Thu 12 May, 2016 at 12:47 am
  • Thu 23 June, 2016 at 6:02 am
  • Fri 5 August, 2016 at 1:12 am
  • Thu 22 September, 2016 at 11:54 pm

Sources: AWM, NAA, NLA

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