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Percy Henry James SCOTT

Regimental number6887
Place of birthTumbarumba New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressFitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Agnes Scott, Tumbarrumba, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At HERLEVILLE, East of AMIENS, during operations on the 17th August, 1918, this man acted as Bayonet man in a bombing party. Meeting an enemy party who were counter-attacking, he led his party, drove the enemy back and cleared the trench. Although severely wounded he continued to assist in clearing up the situation, and later, when unable to move cheered and encouraged the men in their work. His conduct and bearing during the whole operation was of a very high standard.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 April 1962
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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