Second Lieutenant Rupert Gough

Second Lieutenant Rupert Gough  M.C. 71st Battery Royal Field Artillery. He died of wounds received during the Third Battle of Ypres  on 28th October 1917 aged 26. He was the son of Mrs M J Gough and the late Colonel Bloomfield Gough of Belchester, Coldstream. He is buried in Dozingham Military Cemetery . His Military headstone is inscribed ” Until the Day Break “. The Field Artillery normally used the 18 pounder field gun using both high explosive and shrapnel shells one of which is pictured below. The photograph shows the desolation of the battlefield and the  type of ground the artillery had to operate in. This mud could swallow whole artillery pieces.

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