Stanley Boughey Military Person

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Stanley Henry Parry Boughey VC (9 April 1896 – 4 December 1917) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, 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. 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. Boughey was interred at the Gaza War Cemetery.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 9th, 1896
United Kingdom
Date of death
December 4th, 1917 at age of 21
Place of death
Cause of death
Died of Wounds

Military service

Force Unit Rank From To
British Army Royal Scots Fusiliers Second lieutenant December 4th, 1917

Military conflicts participated

World War I


July 28th, 1914


November 11th, 1918

Wikipedia article

World War I, also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war, a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and tactical stalemate. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, paving the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved. The war drew in all the world's economic great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies and the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Although Italy had also been a member of the Triple Alliance alongside Germany and Austria-Hungary, it did not join the Central Powers, as Austria-Hungary had taken the offensive against the terms of the alliance. These alliances were reorganised and expanded as more nations entered the war: Italy, Japan and the United States joined the Allies, and the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria the Central Powers.

Awards won

1917 Victoria Cross

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Posthumously awarded.||In recognition of most conspicuous bravery that took place on 1 December 1917 as a Second Lieutenant in the 1/4th Battalion, The Royal Scots Fusiliers, British Army during the First World War.


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