Gudgeon, Robert Eustace MC


War Service:
Captain ROBERT EUSTACE GUDGEON MC of the Royal Field Artillery died of wounds on 2 April 1918, aged 30.

The citation for his Military Cross appeared in the London Gazette of 15 March 1918. It reads : “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in bringing a heavy trench mortar into action. The position was continually under heavy shell fire for several days. He worked untiringly, and succeeded in engaging and wrecking the enemy’s works on the day before the attack. He contributed largely to the success of the operations by putting enemy strong points and machine gun emplacements out of action.”

He is buried in St Souplet British Cemetery, near Le Cateau.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial to 91 and 139 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery in St Swithun’s church, Hither Green.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Gudgeon, of St. John's Mead, Winchester. He was formerly a pupil at Douai School Upper Woolhampton Berkshire.

Source: Andy Pepper and Gordon Walker

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