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Richard SCOTT

Regimental number4227
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressMrs Dorothy Scott, 8 High Street, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Richard Scott, 11 White St, Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 September 1918
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, near ALBERT on 19th May, 1918. During the operations against VILLE-SUR-ANCRE these men [SCOTT and 2252 V.J. ROCKCLIFF] acted as stretcher bearers, and worked unceasingly during the whole of the action with total disregard for their own personal danger. They attended to and carried in many wounded from the most advanced positions under very heavy shell, machine gun and rifle fire. In their anxiety to alleviate the suffering of their less fortunate comrades they many times risked their own lives. These men worked for hours with never ceasing efforts, and undoubtedly did much towards the successful evacuation of the wounded.'
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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