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John Aitken SCOTT

Regimental number83
Place of birthNottingham England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
AddressCare or Mrs Boddington, Mica Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMrs Aitken Scott, 8 Primrose Street, Kirkdale, Liverpool, England
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Company Engineers
FateDischarged 26 February 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. has always given the greatest satisfaction in every position he has filled. No trouble to get the Company its full share of supplies has been too great and his judgement in distributing the supplies has been uniformly so good that everyone in the Company has recognised that he is getting his full share of rations and clothing etc. He has always displayed untiring energy and the utmost ability in looking after the equipment and clothing of the Company and checking any waste.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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