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  • Name: Hugo Vivian Hope THROSSELL
  • D.O.B: 27th Oct, 1884
  • D.O.A: 30th Aug, 1915
  • D.O.D: 19th Nov, 1933
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Second Lieutenant, 10th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Light Horse Brigade, New Zealand and Australian Division, Australian Imperial Force
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 2
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Hill 60, Kaiajik Aghala, Gallipoli, Turkey 29-30 August 1915

29-30 August 1915

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The Gallipoli Campaign 25 April 1915–9 January 1916 

At Hill 60, where ANZAC troops had secured a foothold on its slopes during the fighting at Suvla Bay on 21 August 1915, a further attack was launched on 27 August and some progress made. Over the following days fierce trench fighting took place. Second Lieutenant H V H Throssell, 10th Light Horse Regiment, New Zealand and Australian Division, took part in the capture of a section of Turkish trench and on 29 and 30 August, after Captain P Fry was killed, led its successful defence against ferocious Turkish counter-attacks. The Turks, however, retained control of the summit of Hill 60 until the end of the campaign.


 For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during operations on the Kaiakij Aghala (Hill 60) in the Gallipoli Peninsula, on 29th and 30th August, 1915. Although severely wounded in several places during a counter-attack he refused to leave his post or to obtain medical assistance till all danger was passed, when he had his wounds dressed and returned to the firing line until ordered out of action by the Medical Officer. By his personal courage and example he kept up the spirits of his party and was largely instrumental in saving the situation at a critical period. 

The London Gazette of 15 October 1915, Numb. 29328, p. 10154

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