4061 Sergeant Stanley Robert McDougall, VC

Date of birth1890-07-23 Recherche, TAS 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1915-08-30  15 Battalion, AIF. 
Other units  1916-03  47 Battalion, AIF. 
Date promoted  1917-11  Promoted to Sergeant. 
Date of honour or award  1918-03-27  Awarded Victoria Cross for most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when the enemy attacked our line and his first wave succeeded in gaining an entry. Sergeant McDougall, who was at a post in a flank company, realised the situation and at once charged the enemy's second wave single-handed with rifle and bayonet, killing seven and capturing a machine-gun which they had. This he turned on to them, firing from the hip, causing many casualties and routing that wave. He then turned his attention on those who had entered, until his ammunition ran out, all the time firing at close quarters, when he seized a bayonet and charged again, killing three men and an enemy officer, who was just about to kill one of our officers. He used a Lewis gun on the enemy, killing many and enabling us to capture thirty-three prisoners. The prompt action of this non-commissioned officer saved the line and enabled the enemy's advance to be stopped. 
Date of honour or award  1918-04-05  Awarded Military Medal when during another heavy attack he was able to get a gun to an exposed position and bring deadly fire into the attacking Germans at close quarters from a flank. Enemy fire struck the gun and disabled it, but McDougall crawled about 300 metres to obtain another gun and continued to engage the enemy. During an Australian counter-attack which followed, McDougall?s platoon commander was killed and he commanded the platoon for the remainder of the battle. 
Date returned to Australia  1918-08-24   
Date of death1968-07-07 Hobart, TAS