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Allen Humphrey SCOTT

ReligionChurch of England
AddressEdgmond, Lane Cove Road, Wahroonga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, D H Scott, Edgmond, Lane Cove Road, Wahroonga, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name4th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateKilled in Action 1 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 12), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Allen also spelt Allan and Alan. Parents: Donald and Maria SCOTT, Edgmond, Wahroonga, New South Wales. Native of Tumut, New South Wales

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry in the attack on Lone Pine, Gallipoli Peninsula, on 6th-7th August, 1915. He held on to a very exposed position, till all the wounded had been removed. Later, after a heavy bombing attack in superior force had compelled him to retire, he led a bayonet charge which retook and held the position in face of the enemy's enfilading machine gun fire. This position was of great importance, as linking up the positions captured on either flank.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12
Date: 27 January 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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