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Regimental number2654
Place of birthChiltern, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address67 Tennyson Street, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 11"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A E Scowcroft, 67 Tennyson Street, Kew, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date14 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Annie SCOWCROFT, 67 Tennyson Street, Kew, Victoria. Native of Chiltern Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 7th Bn, Sarpi Camp, Lemnos, 20 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, 22 March 1916, of overstaying leave from 2200, 21 March, till 2100, 22 March 1916: awarded 5 days' confined to camp, and automatically forfeited 2 days' pay.

Transferred to 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presumed Buried in No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SCOWCROFT Reginald

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