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Ernest Charles Gordon SCOTT

Place of birthHagley, Tasmania
SchoolCharles St State School, Launceston, Tasmania
OccupationManager Motor Transport Co
Address50 Nicholson Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinA P Scott, 92 Thomas Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Launceston Artillery.
Enlistment date28 October 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was an enthusiastic athlete.
FateDied of wounds 19 July 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Ernest Charles
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 9), 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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Hagley Uniting Church Cemetery, Tasmania. Parents: Jabez (d. 11 January 1915, aged 69, bu. Hagley Uniting) and Susannah Wesley SCOTT (d. 19 August 1934, aged 89, bu. Hagley Uniting).
Family/military connectionsBrother: Major John Burns SCOTT, killed in action, 8 October 1915 at Gallipoli, and who was Mentioned in Despatches.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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