• Hugo Vivian Hope Throssell

Army / Flying Corps
  • 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • 2nd Lieutenant

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  • Victoria Cross (VC)
  • 1914–1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • British War Medal
  • 1914/15 Star
  • Victoria Cross
  • Post 1920 Address

    11 Old York Road, Greenmount WA 6056, Australia

  • The Hugo Throssell ward at the former Repatriation General Hospital, Hollywood was named in his honour.

    Repatriation General Hospital, Hollywood, Nedlands WA, Australia

  • Karrakatta cemetery, Perth

    Karrakatta cemetery, Karrakatta WA, Australia

  • Memorial Shelter

    10 Old York Road, Greenmount WA 6056, Australia

  • Born in Northam WA

    Northam, WA, Australia
    Sunday, 26 October 1884

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Guildford, Western Australia, Australia
    Tuesday, 29 September 1914

  • Battle of the Nek

    The Nek, Turkey
    Saturday, 7 August 1915

  • Embarkation - Ascanius

    New Valley Governorate, Egypt
    Friday, 17 March 1916

  • Discharged

    Tuesday, 13 February 1917

  • Wound/Injury - GSW thigh and foot

    Sunday, 22 April 1917

  • Promotion

    Wednesday, 15 August 1917

  • Married Katharine Susannah Prichard

    350 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Tuesday, 28 January 1919

  • Death

    Perth WA, Australia
    Sunday, 19 November 1933

Stories and comments
    • VC winner
    • Posted by Mapping our Anzacs story, Wednesday, 20 November 2013

    10th Light HorseCitation for Victoria CrossAwarded the Victoria Cross 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 past, 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.

    • Lieutenant Hugo Vivan Throssell V.C. - 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    • Posted by blacksmith, Saturday, 20 September 2014

    Profile image (standing) from the National Library of Australia. Western mail Friday 25 December 1915. Image: Lieut. H. V. Throssell V.C. At Prince Albert College 7 June 1916. An old Prince Alfred College boy, Lieutenant Throssell, was given an enthusiastic reception when he visited the college on June 7. He won the V.C. at Gallipoli on August 20, during a fight for Hill 60, when, though severely wounded, his refusal to leave his position resulted in the defeat of the enemy attack. Chronicle (Adelaide, S.A) Saturday 17 June 1916. Follow the links to NLA `Trove` website to view the images and other articles as they appeared in the newspapers of the day.

    • Lieutenant Hugo Vivan Throssell V.C. - 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    • Posted by blacksmith, Saturday, 20 September 2014

    The Australians. Biographical - Lieutenant Throssell V.C. The Western Australian of October 23, referring to Lieut. Throssell, the Victoria Cross winner, says:- "Lieut. Throssell is still a young, man. His thirty first birthday falling on October 27. He is the youngest son of the late Mr. George Throssell, one of the pioneers of the State and at one time Premier of Western Australia. Known best among his closest friends in this State as 'Jim,' Hugo Victor Hope Throssell received his early education at the Northam State School, and completed his scholastic training at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide. For a time he attended to affairs in the office, of his brother, Mr. G. L. Throssell, at Northam, and later on spent some time gaining station experience in the Nor West. About four years ago he threw in his lot with his brother Mr. Frank Eric Throssell, on a farm at Cowcowing, and until the beginning of the present year worked there, undismayed by the drought. Early this year the two brothers heard their country's call, and, saddling their horses, they rode into their native town, Northam, and joined the now historic 10th Light Horse. Hugo applied himself with characteristic vim to his military studies, and when his term in the Rockingham training camp had completed he had qualified for a commission. With the second reinforcements for his regiment he left Fremantle for the front as a second lieutenant towards the end of February last. He reached the fighting line on August 3, just in time to take part in the great fight made famous by reason of the remarkable heroism and valour of his regiment. Through that encounter Lieut. Throssell passed scatheless, although, his brother, now Sgt Frank Eric. Throssell, was not so fortunate, receiving wounds which made his retirement for the time being imperative. It was on August 19 that Lieut. Throssell's splendid career as a soldier of the King received its first check. On that date he was shot through the shoulder. In Northam, where the young hero is best known, the news of the bestowal on him of the Victoria Cross was received with marked enthusiasm and keen delight. The event became at once the main theme of conversation. It was generally felt that a congratulatory message should be sent to the young soldier, and accordingly, during the day the Mayor (Mr. Bernard) dispatched a cablegram on behalf of the people of Northam and the surrounding district. Lieut. Throssell, V.C. is a man of splendid physique, and for years he sustained a reputation as a first-class footballer, boxer, and general athlete."