The AIF Project

Douglas SCOTT

Regimental number3363
Place of birthSale Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressWonthaggi, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs F Scott, McArthur Street, Sale, Victoria
Enlistment date27 July 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 24th August, 1918, near BRAY, Private SCOTT volunteered to carry messages and twice crossed an open space of about 150 yards which was swept by heavy rifle and machine gun fire, each time returning to the outpost line on the second journey also bringing nearly 1000 rounds of Lewis gun and small arm ammunition which was badly needed. He afterwards effected repairs to an English Lewis gun in our neighbourhood and kept it in action. His pluck and determination were a great lesson to all his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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