Gough, Charles Frederick Howard

Date of birth:
September 16th, 1901
Date of death:
September 19th, 1977
Service number:
31420
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

? Lieutenant
24 June, 1939: Captain
? Major
1 May, 1947: Lieutenant-Colonel
23 April, 1954: Honorary Colonel of a T.A. unit
4 December, 1957 ceases to belong to the T.A. having exceeded the age limit
23 April, 1958: relinquishes the appointment of Hon. Col. 25 LAA Regt.,
(R.A, (T.A.) tenure expired
24 December, 1958: Honorary Colonel 258 (Sussex Yeomanry) L.A.A. Regt R-A. (T.A.)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1940
Details:
LG 35020/7192
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Major
Unit:
1st Airlanding Squadron Reconnaissance, Reconnaissance Corps
Awarded on:
January 27th, 1944
Action:
Citation:
"Troughout the operation following the landing at Taranto this officer displayed leadership and initiative of a hight order. His sqn, which was seeing action for the first time, was the leading unit of the Division to disentbark with the task of locating an enemy whose strength and disposition were unknown. Thereafter for three weeks his sqn was engaged continuously in reconnaissance tasks which frequently necessitated patroling deep into enemy occupied territory. The successes of these operations and the spirit in which they were carried out were due in a large measures to the example set by Major Gough quite regardless of his own safety."
Details:
WO 373/4/254
Military Cross (MC)
Rank:
Lieutenant-Colonel
Unit:
The Parachute Regiment
Awarded on:
July 16th, 1948
Details:
LG 38353/4067
Efficiency Medal / Territorial Decoration
Rank:
Colonel
Unit:
The Parachute Regiment
Awarded on:
April 16th, 1974
Details:
1st clasp.
LG 46265/4823
Efficiency Medal / Territorial Decoration

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