|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Age on arrival in Australia||23|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Occupation||Carpenter and joiner|
|Address||131 Darlington Road, Darlington, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs. R.A. Shout, 131 Darlington Road Darlington, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served as a Lieutenant for ten years in the Australian Rifle Regiment.|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, F Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Fought in the Boer War. Mentioned in Despatches, made Queen's Sergeant.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Lone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||33|
|Place of burial||At Sea|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 12), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
'On 27th April 1915, during operations near Gaba Tepe, for showing conspicuous courage and ability in organising and leading his men in a 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.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 6539
'For most conspicuous bavery at Lone Pine trenches, in the Gallipoli Peninsula. On the moning of the 9th August, 1915, with a very 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 afternolon 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.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 28
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 27 August 1914.Medals: Victoria Cross, Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal