McDonough, Thomas

Date of birth:
(Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
1980
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gunner
Unit:
Special Service Brigade, British Army
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1942
Awarded for:
Operation Jubilee
Recommendation:
"Gunner McDonough fired no less than 60 rounds with the Anti-Tank Rifle at the Flak Towers (Pincer and Pieface). Each time he fired the Anti-Tank Rifle, heavy fire was immediately brought to bear on the flash from the muzzle of the rifle. McDonough repeatedly changed his position and continued to engage the enemy, each time incurring heavy enemy fire. He scored a great number of hits and his endurance was quite phenomenal."

The medal was presented to him by the King at Buckingham Palace, October 27th, 1942.
Military Medal (MM)

Sources

  • - Copy of the original recommendation signed by Brigadier Laycock - Stiwot archive
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 35729 published on the 2 October 1942
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