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Clarence Norman SCOTT

Regimental number20106
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationBrass founder
AddressFerrars Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs M J Scott, Islay House, Ferrars Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date9 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 32
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 7th June, 1917, during ythe offensive operation against the enemy trenches, this man acted as Telephone Linesman with the F.O.O. "J" Group, Lieutenant R.J.G. LIPP. After the lines had been run out to the forward observing position selected, telephone communication could not be maintained for a considerable time, owing to the very heavy hostile shell fire, which constantly cut the wire. This man patrolled the line during the whole time, under very heavy shell fire, mending innumerable breaks and finally establishing communication. He has previously done exceptionally good work under fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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