MCDONOUGH, Thomas

Rank: 
Gunner
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
2198211
Honours & Awards: 
Operations: 
Thomas McDonough 4 Commando
Gunner Thomas McDonough was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the combined attack on Dieppe. 
Recommendation
Operation Jubilee, Dieppe Area 19th August 1942
"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 (after 10 rounds of an Anti-Tank Rifle the average man becomes giddy) was quite phenomenal."
 
Sources
London Gazette 35729, page 4328.
National Archives file WO373/93/835.
[Image] Cropped from a photo courtesy of his granddaughter Suzanne Bilbao.
 

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