THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
SHOUT Alfred John
Captain, 1st Battalion, AIF

CITATION
Victoria Cross
For most conspicuous bravery at Lone Pine Trenches, in the Gallipoli Peninsula. On the morning of 9th August, 1915, with a small party,
Captain 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.

Military Cross
On 27th April 1915 during operations near Gaba Tepe, for showing conspicuous courage and ability in organising and leading his men in
the thick bushy country, under very heavy fire. He frequently had to expose himself to locate the enemy, and led a bayonet charge at a
critical moment.

BIOGRAPHICAL
Alfred John Shout was born in Wellington, New Zealand on the 7th August 1881.  He went to South Africa on his own and served in the
Border Horse, a South African unit. He married in South Africa and then later moved to Australia with his wife Rose Alice and only daughter
Florence.  In Sydney he served in the Australian equivalent of the Volunteers and received a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in 1914, and
was posted to F Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Division Australian Imperial Forces. He saw service in Egypt where he was wounded and on
Gallipoli he was awarded the Military Cross, a second Mention in Despatches and was mortally wounded during the Battle of Lone Pine for
which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. He died of wounds aboard the Hospital Ship 'HMHS Neuralia' on the 11 August 1915.  Captain Alfred John Shout VC, MC, is Australia's most decorated Hero of the Gallipoli Campaign

AWARDS
Victoria Cross
Military Cross
Queen's South Africa Medal
Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen
King's South Africa Medal
South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
1914-15 Star
British War Medal 1914-19
Victory Medal