|Place of birth||Perth, Scotland|
|School||Thornhill School, Perthshire, Scotland|
|Age on arrival in Australia||18|
|Address||Perth GPO, Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, Andrew Moncrieff Scott, Thornhill, Perthshire, Scotland|
|Previous military service||Served in the Senior Cadets (Area 88 B), Perth, Western Australia.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||*Given name Robert Grieve|
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, France|
|Age at death||21|
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No 6), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Andrew and Christian SCOTT, Upper Keir, Thornhyill, Dumfriesshire, Scotland|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 24 November 1915; found guilty, at sea, 3 December 1915, of failing to comply with ship's regulation viz: leaving hammock on deck: awarded 1 extra guard; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported missing, 20 July 1916.
Identification disc received from Germany (German Death List, 4 November 1916). No particulars were afforded except that soldier is deceased. To be reported as KILLED IN ACTION 20/7/16.
German report, 2 August 1916: 'austr. Sold. Scott, R.G.M. Nr. 1046. C. 32. A.I.F. am 19.7.16 in Gegen Fromelles gefallen.'
Note on Red Cross File No 2440110: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'
Letter, Imperial War Graves Commission, London, to mother, 10 October 1924: ' ... it has been necessary to renumber certain graves in Rue Petillon Military Cemetery and that in consequence the full number of the grave believed to be that of Private R.G. M. Scott is now Plot 1, Row L, Grave 46. As you are aware the grave is marked by a cross bearing the name, regimental particulars and date of death of Private Scott, preceded by the words "Believed to be." This cross will in due course be replaced by a permanent memorial, and, should no subsequent doubt have arisen as to the identity of the grave, the words "Believed to be" can be omitted, if you wish, from the inscription on this stone.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally mistakenly commemorated in Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 46); subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Miscellaneous details||Conflicting details regarding embarkation: charge sheet (file p. 35) gives ship of embarkation as HMAT A2 'Geelong'; file (p. 37) gives ship of embarkation as HMAT 'Katuna' from Fremantle.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SCOTT Robert Grieve Moncrieff
Red Cross file 2440110