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William SCOTT

Regimental number269
Place of birthRoxburghshire Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
AddressPort Moresby, Papua
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinFriend, Arthur Methune, Port Moresby, Papua
Enlistment date5 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameMining Corps 1, Company 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. displayed a rare courage and set a fine example of determination and devotion to duty. At The Mound at POLYGON WOOD near YPRES on 30th September, 1917, and 1st October, 1918\7, a new entrance to the enemy tunnelled dugouts was being put in. The only supply of timber was from an old entrance directly under enemy observation. Though subjected to sniping and shell fire Sergeant SCOTT made many journeys for timber, and it was largely due to his splendid example and disregard for danger that the work was successfully completed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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