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Arthur Ernest Percival MOTT

Regimental number309
Place of birthSkene's Creek, Apollo Bay, Victoria
SchoolEssendon State School, Victoria
Other trainingElectrician
ReligionMethodist
OccupationInstrument maker
Address73 Salisbury Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Mott, 73 Salisbury Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the cadets, Moonee Ponds, and 34th Company, Engineers, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date28 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 1 Squadron, C Flight
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll67th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAeroplane fell into sea. 1916 - Erected several wireless stations in Egypt, was Wireless Equipment officer, etc. Was torpedoed in Transylvania, 4 hours in water, saved 4 lives. Loaned to RFC to become scout pilot, completing final text at Montrose, machine dived into sea, could not be found.
FateDrowned 24 December 1917
Place of death or woundingMontrose, Scotland
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialMontrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery (Row A7, Grave No. 33), Scotland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
188
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on East Essendon Methodist Church Roll of Honour ('For God and Country'), Victoria. Parents: George and Elizabeth MOTT, 73 Salisbury Street, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne. Native of Sken's Creek, Apollo Bay, Victoria
Family/military connectionsLT COL J E Mott, MC who was the first Aust officer to escape from Germany. Taken prisoner while partly paralysed at Bullecourt, April 11.

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