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McDougall, Stanley Robert (1889–1968)

Tasmania's last surviving World War I Victoria Cross-winner, Mr Stanley Robert McDougall, died today at the North-East Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Scottsdale.

Mr McDougall, 78, was awarded the VC in May, 1918, when, as a sergeant in the 48th Battalion, he was cited for "most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty". He had previously won the Military Medal.

After the first wave of an enemy attack, Sergeant Mc Dougall charged the second wave single-handed with a rifle and bayonet, killing seven and capturing a machinegun which he then fired from the hip, causing many enemy casualties.

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'McDougall, Stanley Robert (1889–1968)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mcdougall-stanley-robert-7347/text30019, accessed 22 September 2017.

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