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Ernest SCOTT

Regimental number6366
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelegraph linesman
AddressEnmore, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs L M Scott, 358 Elizabeth Street, Zetland, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll636
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For cool and resourceful work in the trenches and rapid wiring in front of them during the attack on 20th September 1917 near WESTHOEK. He was under continuous heavy shell and rifle fire.'
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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