Hubert Wallace (Jack) STROUT


STROUT, Hubert Wallace

Service Number: 160
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 1st Field Ambulance
Born: Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Ambulance Officer
Died: Self inflicted morphia overdose, City Infectious Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, 20 September 1917
Cemetery: Woltemade Cemetery (Maitland), Cape Town
Section 4, Grave 122B Chaplain Captain Mason officiated. Undertakers given as Goodall & Williams of Albert Road, Woodstock and the coffin consisted of stained wood
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 160, 1st Field Ambulance, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 160, 1st Field Ambulance, Third Ypres
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 160, 1st Field Ambulance, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
8 Apr 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 160, 1st Field Ambulance, Wound to left leg fracturing the tibia. Embarked at Suez for Australia for discharge
20 Sep 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 160, 1st Field Ambulance, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James H. Strout and Elizabeth May Strout of 'Militare', Darling Street, Moore Park, NSW. Brother of Arthur H.M. Strout and Ruby M. Strout

Husband of Mildred Strout of 2 Russell Street, Woolahra, NSW. On 1 January 1918 Mildred was notified by letter that Hubert had died of morphia poisoning which he had self administered.He had been admitted to the hospital with Meningitis

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Croix de Guerre - London Gazette on 24 February 1916,  page 2071,  position 2.  Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 18 May 1916, page 1161, position 17. Awarded for conspicuous bravery and gallantry at Gallipoli