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Cleve James SCOTT

Regimental number998
Place of birthPort Broughton, South Australia
SchoolGawler Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraper's assistant
AddressChurch Hill, Gawler, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Felicia Rosina Scott, same address
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name43rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 July 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21.9
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialLa Kreule Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. I), Hazebrouck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Riverton Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: James and Felicia SCOTT, 'Frankcleve', Church Hill, Gawler, South Australia

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy raid on his position. From a post on the right of the one raided he at once opened Lewis gun and rifle fire causing the enemy many casualties. He drove off the attack upon his own post and fired on the enemy while they were returning to their own lines. He then reconnoitred the position under heavy artillery and machine gun fire, re-established the raided post, and assisted in bringing in the wounded. He acted throughout with a total disregard of danger and set a splendid example to his men.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: [278] Lt Frank John SCOTT, 10th Bn, killed in action, 8 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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