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Francis James SCOTT

Regimental number39
AddressGoree Station, Widgiewa Siding, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, R C Scott, Goree Station, Widgiewa Siding, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 2 Squadron, C Flight
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/5/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: FLY
Promotion date: 8 September 1917


Unit: FLY Sqn 4
Promotion date: 8 December 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. After carrying out a bombing attack, he observed an enemy plane, into which he fired eighty rounds. The hostile plane turned on its back and crashed to earch. Four days previous to this he had destroyed an enemy two seater machine, and had sent down out of control a hostile scout. In addition to these, he has destroyed another hostile two seater machine. He has displayed marked courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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