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George Reginald SCOTT

Regimental number175
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
OccupationFitter and turner
AddressAvenue Road, Ovingham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 10.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ada Scott, Avenue Road, Ovingham, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in 80th Bn, Senior Cadets; 'at present exempted' [under Compulsory Military Training scheme].
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1917
Discharge date25 February 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disenmbarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Found guilty, Ismailia, 21 January 1916, of disobedience of orders, viz. failing to report on 2 pm parade: awarded 3 days' confined to barracks and forfiture of 2 days' pay.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, thighs), and admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 21 July 1916, and admitted to 35th General Hospital, Calais, 23 July 1916 ('dangerously ill'); transferred to England, 26 August 1916, and admitted same day to Military Hospital, Norwich; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 11 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 3 July 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 23 August 1917; discharged (medically unfit), 25 February 1918.

War service: 2 years 229 days (of which 1 year 279 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 May 1929
Age at death31
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SCOTT George Reginald

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