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Henry Richard SCOTT

Regimental number6357
Place of birthBeaufort Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address31 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs L A Scott, 31 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date8 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry while in action near VILLERS BRETONNEUX on 4th May, 1918. This N.C.O. was in charge of a patrol sent out to locate an enemy post which was causing trouble. Coming under heavy machine gun fire, the patrol was dispersed, Lance Sergeant SCOTT although wounded himself, realising that the enemy may get identification from his wounded comrade, dragged him for some distance until, finally becoming too weak he returned for assistance and, refusing to have his own wound dressed, until he led back the stretcher party and rescued his comrade. The conduct of this soldier was then, and has always been, a source of inspiration and a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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