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  • Name: Stanley Henry Parry BOUGHEY
  • D.O.B: 4th April, 1896
  • D.O.A: 1st December, 1917
  • D.O.D: 4th December, 1917
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Second Lieutenant, 1st 4th Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers
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Near El Burj, Palestine 1 December 1917

1 December 1917

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The First World War 1917 

During November 1917 British troops advanced north through Palestine towards Jerusalem, which was surrounded and surrendered on 9 December. A front had been established fromthe west of Jerusalem, running to the coast near Jaffa. Turkish troops mounted a series of counter-attacks against this. During one such attack near El Burj, on the Jaffa to Jerusalem road east of Lydda, where the Turks had broken through the line of the 8th Australian Light Horse, 1st/4th Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers took part in a counter-attack. Second Lieutenant S H P Boughey distinguished himself by his gallantry in this action, which led to the destruction of the Turkish battalion involved.

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 For most conspicuous bravery. When the enemy in large numbers had managed to crawl up within 30 yards of our firing line, and with bombs and automatic rifles were keeping down the fire of our machine guns, he rushed forward alone with bombs right up to the enemy, doing great execution and causing the surrender of a party of 30. As he turned to go back for more bombs he was mortally wounded at the moment when the enemy were surrendering. 

Supplement to The London Gazette of 12 February 1918. 13 February 1918, Numb. 30523, p. 2004

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