Born: 18 Apr 1900 Bugayah (Piki’in) village, Galilee, Palestine (now Israel). Family: a Druze, s of
Hussein Ali, farmer and Afifah Asaad. Educated: Russian School, during Turkish rule. Married: Mai
Hussein Ali; five s, three dau.
Career: 1921 enl British Army; svd Saudi Arabia, Trans-Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine;
5 July 1938 EGM Action at Khirbet Samra, Trans-Jordan (now Jordan); 1942 Maj Trans-Jordan
FF; after WWII retd to his village; 1959 first head of Bugayah Municipality. Final rank: Kaid (Col).
Died: 18 Oct 1985 Piki’in Village, Upper Galilee, Israel. Buried: Bugayah Cem, after a funeral
attended by several thousand people. Commemoration: Library in Piki’in Village estb and named
after him. Other awards: 1939-1945 Star; War Medal 1939-45; General Service Medal 1918-1964;
Coronation Medal 1953; Jubilee Medal 1977. Investitures: EGM (Mil) 17 Apr 1939 by Sir Harold
MacMichael, High Commissioner for Palestine and Trans-Jordan, Zerka, Trans-Jordan; GC 31 Mar
1943 by Sir Harold MacMichael, High Commissioner for Palestine. Medal locations: —.
Name: Yousef Hussain ALI BEY
D.O.D: 28th June, 2016
Award: George Cross
Occupation at time of action: Trans-Jordan Frontier Force