P02939.027

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number P02939.027
Collection Photograph
Object types
  • Black & white
  • Portrait
Date made c. 1917
Physical description
  • Black & white
  • Portrait

Description

Studio portrait of Sergeant (Sgt) Stanley Robert McDougall VC MM, 47th Battalion. Sgt McDougall was awarded the Victoria Cross for "most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when the enemy attacked" on 28 March 1918 at Dernacourt, France. Sgt McDougall realised that the enemy had entered the line and charged the second wave of the enemy as they tried to enter the line. He succeded in stopping the second wave, at which point he attacked the enemy that already gained entry, killing many and enabling the capture of thirty three prisoners, thus stopping their advance. Eight days later he repelled another enemy attack in the same spot, for which he was awarded the Military Medal. He returned to Australia and was discharged on 15 December 1918.