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Bertram SCOTT

Regimental number2648
Place of birthSomerset England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressSilverwood, Koorangarra Millmerrin, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Vickery, Savinglion, Somerset, England
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While acting as runner and signaller to his Company during its tour of duty in the line near METEREN from 19th April, 1918 to 1st May, 1918, he showed great courage and devotion to duty. On many occasions he carried messages across ground which was constantly under Artillery and machine gun fire. As a signaller he acted as telephonist and carried out repairs to lines. It was principally due to his disregard of personal safety that communication with all sections was successfully maintained. His devotion to duty and coolness under shell fire were a notable example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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