AWM G01028

A male soldier standing inside of a trench.

Captain Alfred Shout, 1st Battalion, of Sydney, at Quinn's Post on 7 June 1915. On the afternoon of 9 August, in the captured Turkish trenches of Lone Pine, Shout and Captain Cecil Sasse advanced together with Sasse shooting and Shout throwing bombs. At the end of every short advance down the trench, which forced the Turks back, they built a sandbag barricade. As they prepared to make another advance, one of three bombs that Shout was igniting burst in his hand, shattering it and causing terrible wounds to his face. Shout was evacuated, 'still cheerful', and sat up to drink tea. He died on a hospital ship and was posthumously awarded a Victoria Cross, one of seven awarded to Australians for their courage at the Battle of Lone Pine. AWM G01028

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