Alfred John Shout 7 August 1881 - 11 August 1915 Key details Contribute › Service number Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePre WW1 AWMMSergeant AWMMCape Field Artillery AWMMWW1 AWMMCaptain AWMMAustralian Imperial Force (AIF), 1st Battalion AWMM WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait of Captain A.J. Shout from The Auckland Weekly News … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesAlfred John AWMM SurnameShout AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth7 August 1881 AWMM Place of birthTrenthamUpper HuttWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesTrenthamWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMMCarpenter AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentPre 1914 AWMMTrenthamWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr John R. Shout (father) AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsVictoria Cross (VC) AWMMVictoria Cross (VC). Captain Alfred John Shout. Australian Imperial Force (AIF). Victoria Cross Citation: " For most conspicuous bravery at Lone Pine trenches, in the Gallipoli Peninsula. On the morning of the 9th August, 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." (The London Gazette, No. 29328, dated 15th October, 1915) AWMMMilitary Cross (MC) AWMMQueen's South Africa Medal AWMMKing's South Africa Medal (South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 clasps) AWMM1914-1915 Star AWMMBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal with oak leaf AWMM Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 AWMM1914 AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM19 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsSouth Africa AWMM Embarkation bodySouth Africa AWMMAustralian Imperial Force (AIF) AWMM1 Infantry Battalion AWMMPrivate AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of woundsCause of Death AWMM Report Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPre WW1 AWMMSergeant AWMMCape Field Artillery AWMMWW1 AWMMCaptain AWMMAustralian Imperial Force (AIF), 1st Battalion AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Alfred J. Shout was the eldest of nine children and the only son of John Richard and Agnes Mary Shout (nee Kelly).Shout went to South Africa where he sereved with Captain MacDonald's Squadron Cape Colonial Forces and the Border Horse. He was Mentioned in Despatches (Army Orders dated 23 February 1901 at Pretoria) and made Queen's sergeant.He was made Sergeant in 1903 and served with the Cape Field Artillery. He married Rose Alice and they had one daughter, Florence Agnes Maud Shout, who was born in Cape Town on 11 June 1905.Shout moved to Sydney, Australia, with his wife and daughter in 1905 and worked as a carpenter and joiner.Shout joined the 29 Infantry Regiment of Australia in 1907 and was commissioned on 16 June 1914. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 28 August 1914 and was appointed to that battalion as a Second Lieutenant.Shout embarked with his unit on the 'S.S. Afric' for Egypt. He was promoted to lieutenant on February 1915.Shout's battalion arrived in Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. He took part in the original landing in Gaba Tepe, and was wounded on the first day. Throughout his time in Gallipoli Shout exhibited outstanding bravery and leadership. He was awarded the Military Cross, Mentioned in Despatches, promoted to Captain and finally awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery in trench fighting at Lone Pine in August 1915.He was buried at seaVictoria Cross not publicly held AWMM Read more Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death33 AWMM Date of death11 August 1915 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathGallipoliTurkey AWMM Death notesHospital Ship EuraliaGallipoliTurkey AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameLone Pine MemorialLone Pine CemeteryAnzacTurkey AWMM Memorial reference12 AWMM Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember Alfred John Shout by laying a poppy. Patrick Joseph Shoulders Derek Godsalve Shouler Alfred John Shout Winnie Shout Cyril Shove Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Alfred John Shout Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedNational Archives of New Zealand, National Collection of War Art. Portrait.http://warart.archives.govt.nz/node/181Further ReferenceNew Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introductionFurther ReferenceAustralian War Memorial databases. Research a person indexhttp://www.awm.gov.au/find/index.aspFurther ReferenceNational Archives of Australia. Military Service Record.http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/imagine.asp?B=8082877&I=1&SE=0Further ReferenceMinistry for Culture and Heritage, New Zealand History online. Dunedin RSA building, formerly site of the VC winners' plaque.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/dunedin-rsa-war-memorialFurther ReferenceBirkenhead (Auckland) Returned Services Association website. Victoria Cross.http://www.birkenheadrsa.com/victoria-cross.htmlFurther Reference DocumentsHarper, G., & Richardson, C. (2006). In the face of the enemy: The complete history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand. Auckland, N.Z.: HarperCollins NZ. AWMMAuckland Weekly News AWMMThe Auckland Weekly News 1918 AWMMThe Register of the Victoria Cross. (1997). (3rd ed.). Cheltenham, England: This England. AWMMHarper, G., & Richardson, C. (2006). In the face of the enemy: The complete history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand. Auckland, N.Z.: HarperCollins NZ. AWMMHarper, G. & Richardson, C. (2006). p.91-92 AWMMThe Register of the Victoria Cross. (1997). (3rd ed.). Cheltenham, England: This England. AWMMThe Register of the Victoria Cross. (1997). 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