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William James SCOTT

Regimental number2142
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressOuyen, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinBrother, Richard Scott, Ouyen PO, Ouyen, Victoria
Enlistment date8 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 4th October 1917, East of YPRES, he displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. This man acted as Stretcher Bearer continuously during two days in spite of the fact that he was suffering intensely from sore feet. He often had to carry a distance of over two miles. He showed great initiative in getting the wounded back under very difficult conditions and the R.M.O. speaks very highly of the manner in which he carried out his work and of his absolute disregard of self.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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