- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Special Service Brigade, British Army
- Awarded on:
- October 2nd, 1942
- Awarded for:
- Operation Jubilee
"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.