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Douglas Gordon SCOTT

Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressClaremont, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs C F Scott, Claremont Avenue, Claremont, Western Australia
Enlistment date1 March 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 February 1918
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name28th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Ormonde on 13 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: General Infantry Reinforcements
Promotion date: 1 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 April 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'During the attack on the Beaurevoir line, east of Peronne on 3rd October 1918, after having had his hand shattered by shell fire he continued to lead his men. After the objective was ained he consolidated the position, and it was not until the new line was secure that he consented to leave his post, and was immediately evacuated. He showed great pluck and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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