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Name: Herbert Ruska Gould
Military Cross (MC) Herbert Ruska Gould
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 18
Victories: 6
Born: 23 December 1891
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales
Died: 14 August 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death:  
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
The son of  Nat Gould and Elizabeth Madeline (Ruska) Gould, Herbert Ruska Gould arrived in England in 1895. In 1914, he enlisted in the City of London Yeomanry. After he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, he was posted to 18 Squadron and scored six victories flying the D.H.4. Gould was was missing in action near Douai on 14 August 1918.

See Herbert Ruska Gould
Military Cross (MC)
T./Lt. Herbert Ruska Gould, General List and R.A.F.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has carried out 24 successful bombing raids, several of which he has led, and 26 low reconnaissance and bombing flights, as well as many low-flying, harassing and bombing patrols, during which many direct hits have been obtained and severe casualties inflicted. He has destroyed three enemy machines and has shown a very high spirit of zeal throughout.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 26 Mar 1918 1730 18 D.H.4 (A7989) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Bihucourt
2 12 Apr 1918 1025 18 D.H.4 2 Pfalz D.III (DESF) 4 Estaires
3 12 Apr 1918 1025 18 D.H.4 2 Pfalz D.III (OOC) 4 Estaires
4 09 May 1918 1150 18 D.H.4 (A8000) 2 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Estaires
5 31 Jul 1918 1050 18 D.H.4 3 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Douai
6 09 Aug 1918 1050 18 D.H.4 3 Fokker D.VII (OOC) 5 W of Douai

1 Observer Lt J M Brisbane
2 Observer Capt M S E Archibald
3 Observer 2Lt E Jinman
4 Shared with Lt F J Morgan & Sgt M B Kilroy, Capt A G Waller & Lt Waugh, Lt Alfred Atkey & Lt Hammond
5 Shared with Lt John Gillanders & Lt McCall, Lt George Darvill & Lt J Fenwick, Lt A Pickin & Lt Hutchinson, Lt E Preskett & 2Lt W Clark, Lt Snook & Lt Aslin, Lt Kearney & Lt Buckley
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