|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Carlton, Victoria|
|School||Ascot Vale State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||70 Middle Street, Ascot Vale, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, W C Scurry, 70 Middle Street, Ascot Vale, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||7th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/24/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||58th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', fourth Supplement, No. 29664, 11 July 1916; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176, 30 November 1916.
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||No details of fate recorded on Nominal Roll.|
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For conspicuous ability and good work, especially in regard to a device for firing rifle automatically.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Medals: Military Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Awarded the DCM for inventing (with 2863 Pte Alfred Hughes LAWRENCE, 7th Bn) the self-firing rifle device that was used to deceive the Turkish forces while the avacuation of Australian forces took place at Gallipoli, December 1915. Severely wounded in September 1916, sustaining eye injuries that considerably reduced his vision.
After the war he was an orchardist in Silvan, Victoria, for some years.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||68|
|Place of burial||Lilydale Cemetery, Victoria|