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24-February-2014
24-February-2014

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

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.

Location

Address:1 Chapman Avenue, Dover RSL Club, Dover, 7117
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -43.315306
Long: 147.016754
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:28-March-1918
Actual Event End Date:28-March-1918
Link:http://www.anzacday.org.au/educatio…

Dedication

Front Inscription
This room is dedicated to Stanley R. McDougall - V.C - M.M.
Source: MA
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