03 December 2006

Victoria Cross: H. V. H. Throssell


Second Lieutenant, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force

Born: 27 October 1884, Northam, Western Australia

Citation: For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during operations on the Kaiakij Aghala (Hill 60) in the Gallipoli Peninsula on 29th and 30th August, 1915. Although severely wounded in several places during a counter-attack he refused to leave his post or to obtain medical assistance till all danger was passed, when he had his wounds dressed and returned to the firing line until ordered out of action by the Medical Officer.
By his personal courage and example he kept up the spirits of his party and was largely instrumental in saving the situation at a critical period.

(London Gazette Issue 29328 dated 15 Oct 1915, published 15 Oct 1915.)

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