Studio portrait of Captain Alfred J Shout. Shout served in the Boer War with the New Zealand ...

Unit 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
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Accession Number P02058.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Date made c 1912
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

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Description

Studio portrait of Captain Alfred J Shout. Shout served in the Boer War with the New Zealand contingent and later served in the AIF with the 1st Battalion at Gallipoli. He was awarded the Military Cross (MC) and Victoria Cross (VC) for actions at Gallipoli. Shout received the MC for gallantry in leading a bayonet charge in operations near Gaba Tepe on 27 April 1915. He was later awarded the VC for bravery in actions at Sasse's Sap, Lone Pine, where Shout charged the trench found to be occupied by Turks. After killing eight Turks and capturing sections of the trench, Shout threw a bomb which exploded in his hand, fatally wounding him. Shout died on the hospital ship on 11 August 1915.