Sergeant Stanley McDougall V.C.Print Page
A room at the Dover RSL Club commemorates Victoria Cross recipient Sergeant Stanley McDougall who was posted to Egypt in March 1916 with the 15th Battalion and was sent to France in June 1916 with the Queensland based 47th Battalion.
Sergeant McDougall charged a group of German soldiers with a Lewis gun who were trying to set up machine guns near Australian troops.. He then charged the enemy’s second wave single-handedly killing Germans and capturing a machine gun. He used the captured gun to fire on the advancing Germans until his ammunition ran out then charged the enemy with his bayonet. He killed several Germans and enabled the capture of 33 prisoners. He was awarded the VC for this action and eight days later was awarded the Military Medal for repelling another attack at Dernancourt.
On his discharge from the army in 1918, he became an Inspector with the Tasmanian Forestry Commission and was praised for his bravery during bushfires.
|Address:||1 Chapman Avenue, Dover RSL Club, Dover, 7117|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -43.315306|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||28-March-1918|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-March-1918|
This room is dedicated to Stanley R. McDougall - V.C - M.M.