CaptainSHOUT, ALFRED JOHN

Died 11/08/1915

Aged 33

1st Bn.
Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

V C, M C

Born New Zealand.

Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 29328, dated 15th Oct., 1915, records the following

"For most conspicuous bravery at Lone Pine trenches, in the Gallipoli Peninsula. On the morning of the 9th Aug., 1915, with a very small party, Capt. Shout charged down trenches strongly occupied by the enemy, and personally threw four bombs among them, killing eight and routing the remainder. In the afternoon of the same day, from the position gained in the morning, he captured a further length of trench under similar conditions, and continued personally to bomb the enemy at close range under very heavy fire until he was severely wounded, losing his right hand and left eye. This most gallant officer has since succumbed to his injuries."

Commemorated at LONE PINE MEMORIAL

Location: Turkey (including Gallipoli)
Number of casualties: 4983

Cemetery/memorial reference: 12.


Memorial 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.
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