Acting Bombardier Richard McGOUGH
Service No: 62759
Regiment/Service: 102nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
Cemetery: FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY I. A. 11.
English professional football centre half who played twice in the Football League for Newcastle United in 1914-15.
Cumbrian Richard McGough arrived at St James’ Park from Carlisle United’s pre-league outfit. He was a compact and skilful midfielder and showed Newcastle directors he was worth an opportunity. McGough operated in the middle of the park in the old fashioned centre-half role and was called into the side for Wilf Low in Newcastle’s first-eleven during season 1914-15 before he joined up to do battle in World War One.
Died of wounds 51st Field Ambulance.