Stanley Boughey

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Stanley Boughey
Stanley Henry Parry Boughey.jpg
Born 9 April 1896
Toxteth Park, Liverpool
Died 4 December 1917
El Burff, Palestine
Buried Gaza War Cemetery
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1914–1917
Rank Second Lieutenant
Unit Red Cross
Ayrshire Yeomanry
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Victoria Cross

Stanley Henry Parry Boughey VC (9 April 1896 – 4 December 1917) was a British recipient of the Victoria Cross,[1] the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Boughey was born in Liverpool on 9 April 1896 and was brought up in Blackpool. He was 21 years old, and a second lieutenant in the 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Scots Fusiliers, British Army during the First World War. He was awarded the VC for his actions on 1 December 1917 at El Burf, Palestine, against the Ottoman Army. He was wounded committing the act, and died three days later, on 4 December.

Citation[edit]

For most conspicuous bravery. When the enemy in large numbers had managed to crawl up to 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.

— London Gazette, 12 February 1918[2]

Boughey was interred at the Gaza War Cemetery.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ VictoriaCross.Org
  2. ^ "No. 30523". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 February 1918. p. 2004. 
  3. ^ Boughey, Stanley Henry Parry, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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