Second LieutenantBOUGHEY, STANLEY HENRY PARRY

Died 04/12/1917

Aged 21

1st/4th Bn.
Royal Scots Fusiliers

V C

Son of Mrs. Lucy Boughey, of Yew Tree Farm, Hurleston, Nantwich, Cheshire.

Inscription

THE BLOOD OF HEROES IS THE SEED TO FREEDOM

Citation

An extract from the "London Gazette," dated 12th February, 1918, records the following

"For most conspicuous bravery. When the enemy in large numbers had managed to crawl up to within 30 yards of our firing line, and with bombs and automatic rifles were keeping down the fire of our machine guns, he rushed forward alone with bombs right up to the enemy, doing great execution and causing the surrender of a party of 30. As he turned to go back for more bombs he was mortally wounded at the moment when the enemy were surrendering.

Buried at GAZA WAR CEMETERY

Location: Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
Number of casualties: 2696

Cemetery/memorial reference: XX. A. 1.

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Cemetery details

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.