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Alexander SCOTT

Regimental number2188
Place of birthGarvagh, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address53 Willenoom Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinFather
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 May 1915
Place of enlistmentBoulder, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Discharge date3 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Fremantle on HMAT 'Wandilla', 25 June 1915; taken on strength of unit, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915. Disembarked Alexandria from HMT 'Lake Michigan', 6 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 13 January 1916, and transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh (scabies); transferred to No 2 Australian Convalescent Depot, Heliopolis, 16 January 1916; discharged to duty, 25 January 1916; moved out from Overseas Base to join unit in the field, 26 January 1916; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot and taken on strength, Tel-el-Kebir, 3 July 1916; allotted to Australian Training Depot, Tel-el-Kebir, 6 July 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Arcadian' and proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force, 29 July 1916; taken on strength of 3rd Training Bn, Perham Downs, 9 August 1916. Proceeded to France, 5 September 1916.

Admitted to 24th General Hospital, 12 October 1916, and transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples (tonsillitis); discharged to 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 14 October 1916; allotted to 51st Bn, 29 October 1916, and taken on strength, 31 October 1916. Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 August 1917, and transferred to 50th Casualty Clearing Station (not yet determined); admitted to 30th General Hospital, Calais, 28 August 1917, discharged to details, 14 September 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 15 September 1917; moved out to field, 19 September 1917; rejoined unit, 22 September 1917; proceeded on leave to England, 11 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 2 March 1918.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 22 May 1918 (injury to right rib); transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 22 May 1918; discharged to duty, 28 May 1918; rejoined unit, 31 May 1918.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 July 1918 (fractured 8th left rib); transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, 14 July 1918; admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 16 July 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 20 July 1918; to No 11 Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 28 July 1918; discharged to duty, 4 September 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 5 September 1918; moved out to unit, 11 September 1918; rejoined 51st Bn in the field, 13 September 1918; appointed driver under echelon orders, 5 November 1918; moved out from field, 9 January 1919. Embarked Havre and proceeded to England, 15 January 1919; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 16 January 1919; moved out to 2nd Training Brigade, Codford, 7 February 1919.

Embarked Devonport and commenced return to Australia on HT 'Anchises', 28 February 1919; disembarked Albany, 2 April 1919. Discharged Perth, 3 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SCOTT Alexander

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