|Object type||Colour - Toned black & white print|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Oxfordshire, Oxford|
|Date made||c 13 December 1917|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 611 Second Lieutenant Horace Webster Clough, 24th Battalion, of Williamstown, ...
Studio portrait of 611 Second Lieutenant Horace Webster Clough, 24th Battalion, of Williamstown, NSW. A butcher prior to enlistment, Clough enlisted as a Private and embarked with C Company from Melbourne on HMAT Euripedes on 10 May 1915. With the rank of Sergeant, Clough was awarded the Military Medal (gazetted in London 26 April 1917), for 'conspicuous gallantry and skill in handling reconnoitring patrols on 26th February, 1917, at Dinkum Hill near Warlencourt when he rendered valuable reports as to the wire in front of Malt Trench. He later acted as guide to the attacking troops'. Following further promotions and with the rank of Lieutenant (Lt), Clough was awarded the Military Cross, (gazetted in London 2 April 1919) for his actions at Montbrehain, France, in October 1918. Lt Clough returned to Australia on 28 March 1919.